[whatwg] H.264-in-<video> vs plugin APIs

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at gmail.com
Sat Jun 13 08:12:04 PDT 2009

On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 8:00 AM, Chris DiBona<cdibona at gmail.com> wrote:
> Comparing Daily Motion to Youtube is disingenuous. If yt were to
> switch to theora and maintain even a semblance of the current youtube
> quality it would take up most available bandwidth across the internet.
> The most recent public number was just over 1 billion video streams a
> day, and I've seen what we've had to do to make that happen, and it is
> a staggering amount of bandwidth. Dailymotion is a fine site, but
> they're just not Youtube.

Perhaps then you wouldn't mind sharing the rough breakdown of how many
YouTube distributed videos are the 'high quality' files which are
encoded in H.264 and only provided on user-request vs the normal
quality, which is provided by default, and which doesn't use H.264.

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