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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Can't tell a difference
by TaterSalad on Sun 23rd May 2010 17:00 UTC
TaterSalad
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As an end user who only watches low quality youtube videos I can't tell a difference between the two. I'll be glad once this whole debate is over. It doesn't matter to me which codec gets used, I'm betting the average user couldn't notice and doesn't care either.

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