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: Thom *might* be blind
by Neolander on Mon 24th May 2010 09:49 UTC in reply to "Thom *might* be blind"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

OK, really, if you can put these two up in two tabs, then tab back and forth between them at their full resolution, and can't see any difference between them you may want to get your eyes checked out.

http://193.204.59.68/comparison/park_joy_1080p.y4m_x264.mkv_png/002...
http://193.204.59.68/comparison/park_joy_1080p.y4m_vp8.mkv_png/0028...

I mean, really, the VP8 one looks like a complete mess compared to the x264 one in that example.

Source ? Encoder settings ?

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RE[2]: Thom *might* be blind
by vpalmisano on Mon 24th May 2010 09:57 in reply to "RE: Thom *might* be blind"
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2010-05-23

I updated the x264 encoded sequence with the latest encoder version (93). The command line is:
x264 --bitrate 15000 --threads 4 -o ouput.mk input.y4m

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RE[2]: Thom *might* be blind
by vaette on Mon 24th May 2010 10:13 in reply to "RE: Thom *might* be blind"
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2008-08-09

It is from the "Another comparison" part of the story as posted by Thom, linked up above, the one that Thom says he can't spot any difference in. All the info is listed there.

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