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 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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Not equal comparision
by baryluk on Sun 23rd May 2010 16:18 UTC
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First they should use best encoders in each class, for exmaple two pass x264.

And anyway i see a differences, slightly in favor to H.264. You need to click on images to see full size versions. (Full double blind test would be better to judge here).

But as VP8 is free (and we hope without patent issues on it), it is out of question which to use.

Still VP8 quality can be improved by some adaptative techniques without changing decoders or bitstream protocol.

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