Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd May 2010 09:41 UTC
Benchmarks Now that Google has opened up VP8, the big question is obviously how it'll hold up to H264. Of course, VP8 already wins by default because it's open source and royalty free, but that doesn't mean we should neglect the quality issue. Jan Ozer from StreamingMedia.com has put up an article comparing the two codecs, and concludes that the differences are negligible - in fact, only in some high-motion videos did H264 win out. As always, this is just one comparison and most certainly anything but conclusive. Update: Another comparison. I can't spot the difference, but then again, I'm no expert.
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Quality ? Really ?
by boulabiar on Sun 23rd May 2010 16:07 UTC
boulabiar
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2009-04-18

Hey people, you are trying to find epsilon difference between the 2 codecs.

Do you really notice any difference on quality when playing a movie ?
The most important isn't quality because of the epsilon difference, but the terms of the licence and the freedom to use the codec everywhere.

Stop talking about quality difference, I really don't notice any difference in quality. And for acceleration, in Linux vp8 coded video runs better than a h264 one.
(at least on my small system)

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RE: Quality ? Really ?
by Lennie on Sun 23rd May 2010 20:13 in reply to "Quality ? Really ?"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Sounds good, I hope they can keep it that way or possible even improve on it.

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