Friday, 26 February 2010

Tea break! (and High-Quality vids)

We're currently closing up on some discussions at the GNOME UX Hackfest, and I'm going through my browsing history and cleaning up my TODO lists at the same time.

I thought I'd mention this nice link if you haven't seen it. Theora, when encoded with a newer Theora (Thunelsda) encoder, should at least match “MPEG-4” (in quotes, because I don't want to mention specific profiles, and get into a pissing contest).

Monty's been working on Theora and Vorbis quite a bit, and I'm pretty sure he would admit that the Theora of past didn't do justice to the capabilities of the codec.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is quite impressive too:
http://people.xiph.org/~greg/video/ytcompare/comparison.html

Marius Gedminas said...

A very interesting document, but, sadly, not dated. How old is it?

Anonymous said...

The The Matrix comparison seems to be from late 2007, the other document from mid 2009.

Anonymous said...

There's seven more pages in that series about Theora.

http://web.mit.edu/xiphmont/Public/theora/demo2.html

through to

http://web.mit.edu/xiphmont/Public/theora/demo8.html

fascinating stuff, but a bit out of date as Thusnelda is out and as Monty mentions in the surround sound link the next version has already shown a larger improvement over 1.1 than 1.1 did over 1.0

hadess said...

I know that some of the links are fairly old, but people might have missed the enhancements happening in Theora and Vorbis.

As for the Vorbis surround support, Monty is still working and enhancing that, so the results should be getting upstream slowly as we speak.

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