[whatwg] Google's use of FFmpeg in Chromium and Chrome
giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Mon Jun 8 03:47:57 PDT 2009
It is impractical to convert video that was already compressed. My attempt
to convert QuickTime to Theora inflated the file from 10 MB to 50 MB; this
is unacceptable. Moreover, unpleasant visual artifacts appeared.
I was told it must be like that; you can get satisfactory compression
results from raw video only. I suspect Google cannot convert most of the
video it already serves even if they wanted to.
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