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[7]: H.264 vs VP8 comparison
by lemur2 on Mon 24th May 2010 12:17 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: H.264 vs VP8 comparison"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

"http://people.mozilla.com/~dolske/apng/demo.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APNG
http://animatedpng.com/

Enjoy. Especially Chompy. (You will need Firefox 3.0 or later, or Opera).

That's the problem. I'd love to see a modern standard for animation on the web, but IE does not implement APNG and Apple, in their usual love of open media standards, didn't implement support for it in Webkit so the number of browsers which do not support it is likely going to increase in the upcoming years...

Moreover, the PNG guys, pissed off because their bloated MNG format did not get as much attention as they wanted, declared APNG as unsupported and vandalized its wikipedia page, favoring market fragmentation.
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Yes, browser support is a problem, but IE doesn't support anything anyway. Not even SVG. The larger problem is webkit, and I can't see why webkit shouldn't support it.

However, my post wasn't really about that point. I was replying to the claim that "It does not animate".

Actually, it does animate. Easy to show that it does.

Edited 2010-05-24 12:17 UTC

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

The original claim was...

Today GIF is used almost exclusively for its animations, since no other means of animation is natively supported by all browsers.

It does not claim that PNG does not animate. Just that not all (common) browsers support it, unlike GIF...

Edited 2010-05-24 12:31 UTC

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RE[9]: H.264 vs VP8 comparison
by lemur2 on Mon 24th May 2010 12:42 in reply to "RE[8]: H.264 vs VP8 comparison"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

The original claim was...
"Today GIF is used almost exclusively for its animations, since no other means of animation is natively supported by all browsers.

It does not claim that PNG does not animate. Just that not all (common) browsers support it, unlike GIF...
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The quote that you give says that apart from GIF, no other means of animation is natively supported by all browsers. That is not a statement that PNG does animate.

The other statement made was actually about PNG. I quote: "PNG is superior to GIF in almost every way. It does not animate and under certain very specific scenarios has inferior compression. Other than those it is superior."

My bold.

We have one statement that PNG does not animate, and another statement that only GIF animation is supported by all browsers. Neither says that PNG can animate, when actually, it can.

Although the second statement is true, that does not mean that the first statement was right.

Edited 2010-05-24 12:47 UTC

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