[whatwg] forwarded: Google opens VP8 video codec

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu May 20 02:27:21 PDT 2010

On 20 May 2010 00:38, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:

> x264 don't think much of VP8, they think it's just not ready:
> http://x264dev.multimedia.cx/?p=377
> OTOH, that may not end up mattering.

Greg Maxwell thinks it's only about as much of a car crash as VP3 was
when it was released:


"You should have seen what VP3 was like when it was handed over to
Xiph.Org.  The software was horribly buggy, slow, and the quality was
fairly poor (at least compared to the current status)."

What it needs, of course, is a plugin for *current* browsers, more
than the Chrome/Chromium dev channel.

In any case - interesting times :-D

- d.

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