Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Jan 2011 21:29 UTC
Multimedia, AV "Even if you don't believe all the hype about HTML5, sooner or later, you'll need to start encoding some video to WebM format. Maybe for internal experimentation, for a pay-per-view or subscription project (where H.264 may incur royalties), because you've decided to jump into HTML5 video with both feet, or because Google announced yesterday that it's going to stop supporting H.264 in Chrome. Whatever the reason, you'll be sitting at your desk or poolside one day, and you'll be thinking 'I've got to encode some video to WebM format'. If and when that day comes, set a bookmark in your memory banks for this article, because it's all about encoding to WebM. I'll start by looking at how WebM compares to H.264 in terms of quality, just to set expectations, and then briefly review the quality and performance of several free and for-fee encoding tools."
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RE[2]: Encode quality and speed
by Neolander on Tue 18th Jan 2011 08:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Encode quality and speed"
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Ah, when will you both understand that video has to be re-encoded many times for the web anyway ?

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manjabes Member since:

Yes, but in one case there's just the matter of exporting a project (from Premiere) to a render queue with different settings, then running the queue and in the other case, exporting a project to an intermediate and then re-encoding, using another program, to whatever the current ideologically-purest-format is.

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