[whatwg] Suitable video codec
dale at ucsc.edu
Fri May 8 08:45:35 PDT 2009
yea.. the take home point is that Theora now has an encoder that puts it
in the same ballpark as contemporary proprietary codecs. I would not say
Theora is "outdoing h.264". The results of a given PSNR test are
impressive and important to publicize but I think my wording in posting
about that test might have promoted overstating the quality factor.
The only quality that really mattered in terms of standardization has
stayed constant: which is Ogg Theora is /royalty free/ and implementable
in both proprietary and free software browsers.
David Gerard wrote:
> 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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