Linked by lemur2 on Wed 9th Mar 2011 00:18 UTC
Multimedia, AV The WebM project Blog has announced an update release of the VP8 Codec SDK codenamed the "Bali" release. The Bali release was focused on making the encoder faster while continuing to improve its video quality.
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WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

For now...

http://review.webmproject.org/#q,status:merged+project:libvpx+branc...

Though I guess they could just call it VP9 and WebM 2.0, once they decide they have to break with their current Bitstream definition.


What the hell are you going on about? Why would they break the bitstream definition when it is working perfectly fine and all the work to be done is on the encoder itself, not the bitstream?

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ruinevil Member since:
2009-01-08

http://blog.webmproject.org/2010/06/future-of-vp8-bitstream.html

Having a fixed bitstream constrains the optimizations that can be done.

Edited 2011-03-10 05:24 UTC

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

http://blog.webmproject.org/2010/06/future-of-vp8-bitstream.html

Having a fixed bitstream constrains the optimizations that can be done.


Quote: "At some point in the future", as it clearly says there. And you know what? It's pretty normal for new codecs to emerge after a while, like you know, H.263 went to H.264.... Oh, right, you wanted to troll, sorry.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"For now... http://review.webmproject.org/#q,status:merged+project:libvpx+branc... Though I guess they could just call it VP9 and WebM 2.0, once they decide they have to break with their current Bitstream definition.
What the hell are you going on about? Why would they break the bitstream definition when it is working perfectly fine and all the work to be done is on the encoder itself, not the bitstream? "

This is what the poster was talking about:
http://blog.webmproject.org/2010/06/future-of-vp8-bitstream.html

However, what the poster failed to recognize is that EXACTLY the same consideration applies to H264.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HEVC

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is a proposed video compression standard, a successor to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding), currently under joint development by the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG).

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

This is what the poster was talking about:
http://blog.webmproject.org/2010/06/future-of-vp8-bitstream.html


Yeah, I noticed. He must be confused somehow as there is absolutely no plan to break VP8/Webm, it'll instead be a new codec and it won't be useable for atleast a year now. AND VP8/Webm development will still continue alongside the new codec.

But considering his original post is full of misconception and plain cr*p it really ain't a surprise, ya know.

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