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Reading through the fluff On2/Google's VP8 codec still looks pretty interesting:

http://www.on2.com/index.php?id=439&news_id=641

It will be interesting to see if Google pulls it out as an alternative to H.264.




Anyone has hands on experience with that codec? Are those claims true?


If VP8 is half as good as they claim, Google could make it a very serious competitor to H.264. They own the codec, they own YouTube, they have a web browser and a smartphone OS and they're coming out with Chrome OS before too long. They have leverage.


No hands-on experience, but VP6 was a pretty good codec - at least XviD/DivX/MPEG-4 level, and quite a bit better than Theora. If VP8 > VP6, and it was free, then it would definitely be worth using.




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