Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Nov 2012 22:12 UTC
Internet Explorer "In Windows 8, we reimagined the browser with IE10. We designed and built IE10 to be the best way to experience the Web on Windows. With the IE10 Release Preview for Windows 7 consumers can now enjoy a fast and fluid Web with the updated IE10 engine on their Windows 7 devices. The release preview of IE10 on Windows 7 is available for download today."
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RE[7]: IE10 still disappointing
by lemur2 on Fri 16th Nov 2012 10:23 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: IE10 still disappointing"
lemur2
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The quality for a given bitrate is always higher for x264.


BTW, I don't argue that WebM is better than x264, because it simply isn't. There is a penalty to pay (somewhere) if you use WebM.

What I do say is that quality is NOT necessarily where one has to pay the penalty. It is always possible instead to pay the penalty in time to encode.

What I also claim is that, given the objective of, and indeed the fundamental RIGHT to, an open web, it is by far preferable to pay the penalty for using WebM (especially if one chooses time to encode as the currency of that penalty) than it is to pay the penalty for using H264/AAC (which is the encumbrances of royalties to be paid, and restrictions to open competition).

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