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Mozilla evangelist Christopher Blizzard:
The VP8 codec represents a vast improvement in quality-per-bit over Theora and is comparable in quality to H.264.
As Arnold Kim quipped, it’s funny how companies like Mozilla are now open about how crappy Ogg Theora is now that Google has open-sourced VP8. E.g., here’s Christopher Blizzard just four months ago:
On the quality side what we’ve been able to do at Mozilla, with the help of the rest of the Xiph community, is to show that even though Theora is based on older, royalty-free technology, most people can’t really tell the difference between a video encoded with a decent Theora encoder and a video encoded with H.264.
★ Wednesday, 19 May 2010