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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RE[2]: Comment by hornett
by mtzmtulivu on Sun 23rd May 2010 19:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by hornett"
mtzmtulivu
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I agree. This test should have been against a well-optimized x264 command line, not a random GUI encoder that has pre-baked options. The reason for this is two fold:


... and what will you be measuring? how well the codec specs stack up against one another or how well different encoders stack up against one another?

there is a difference btw a codec spec and codec encoder. A bad spec will do badly independently of the encoder used and a bad encoder can produce a terrible video no matter how good the spec is.

Blogs like osnews should try to show a distinction btw a spec and an encoder. It will be rediculous to compare html5 spec against previous versions based on how well/terrible different browsers handle the two and it just as rediculous to compare these two codecs based on how different encoders handles them

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