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[whatwg] Suitable video codec

From: David Gerard <dgerard@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 May 2009 01:51:19 +0100
Message-ID: <fbad4e140905071751o4a588589s2f2b5e19f8d437cf@mail.gmail.com>
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:

http://web.mit.edu/xiphmont/Public/theora/demo7.html

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.
Received on Thursday, 7 May 2009 17:51:19 UTC

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