[whatwg] Google's use of FFmpeg in Chromium and Chrome

It is impractical to convert video that was already compressed.  My attempt
to convert QuickTime to Theora inflated the file from 10?MB to 50?MB; this
is unacceptable.  Moreover, unpleasant visual artifacts appeared.
I was told it must be like that; you can get satisfactory compression
results from raw video only.  I suspect Google cannot convert most of the
video it already serves even if they wanted to.

Received on Monday, 8 June 2009 03:47:57 UTC