Linked by Brooss on Wed 23rd Mar 2011 23:14 UTC
Benchmarks A new set of x264 and vpxenc encoder benchmarks have been published. The new benchmarks address many of the concerns raised in the comments about the methodology used in the previous article, such as using SSIM for quality measurement. Theora is also included in these tests.
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RE[7]: Too little too late
by gerg on Fri 25th Mar 2011 18:53 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Too little too late"
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In short WebM does look like least resource hungry on decode and Linux still sucks at graphics

Linux actually supports several acceleration frameworks for several types of video cards but ultimately, its up to the player to leverage those capabilities. Sadly, many players do not properly leverage this capability. What you're blaming on Linux should likely be blamed on your video player. Its not a Linux problem for lots of common hardware.

Adobe has been especially slow to leverage available hardware acceleration frameworks which have long been available on Linux. Sadly, they've been chasing a NIH development path and creating their own acceleration layer rather than use what's long been available.

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