[whatwg] Google's use of FFmpeg in Chromium and Chrome

Křištof Želechovski 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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