First Look: H.264 and VP8 Compared
May 25, 2010, 00:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"VP8 is now free, but if the quality is substandard, who cares?
Well, it turns out that the quality isn't substandard, so that's
not an issue, but neither is it twice the quality of H.264 at half
the bandwidth. See for yourself, below.
"To set the table, Sorenson Media was kind enough to encode
these comparison files for me to both H.264 and VP8 using their
Squish encoding tool. They encoded a standard SD encoding test file
that I've been using for years. I'll do more testing once I have
access to a VP8 encoder, but wanted to share these quick and dirty
"Here are the specs; VP8 on the left, H.264 on the right:"
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