Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Apr 2011 22:24 UTC
Multimedia, AV "VP8 is an open source video compression format supported by a consortium of technology companies. This paper provides a technical overview of the format, with an emphasis on its unique features. The paper also discusses how these features benefit VP8 in achieving high compression efficiency and low decoding complexity at the same time."
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RE[3]: Ouch, very technical read
by 1c3d0g on Sat 23rd Apr 2011 21:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ouch, very technical read"
1c3d0g
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2005-07-06

That was the idea from the beginning. Which means, if you were watching a VP8-encoded video instead of x264, you *should* be able to get longer battery life out of your notebook, which we all know is critically important for some people.

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Gusar Member since:
2010-07-16

Unless you have hardware h264 decoding, which many laptops nowadays have. Geforce 8 and up have full hardware h264 decoding, as do 4500MHD, Arrandale and Sandy Bridge GPUs from Intel, and Radeons HD3xxx and up (I think, I don't have much knowledge about radeons).

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