[whatwg] Suitable video codec

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu May 7 17:51:19 PDT 2009

H.264 was advocated here for the <video> element as higher quality
than competing codecs such as Theora could ever manage.

The Thusnelda coder is outdoing H.,264 in current tests:


This is of course developmental work. I'm sure the advocates of H. 264
can also tune its encoders to keep up, and not make Theora the only
reasonable candidate for the <video> element.

- d.

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