[theora] Chris DiBona's passing comment on Theora + Youtube on the WhatWG list

Christopher Blizzard blizzard at mozilla.com
Sun Jun 14 09:03:59 PDT 2009

I'll be putting this up on the mozilla hacks blog on Monday.  We can  
echo it pretty widely from there.  It's time to change people's  
opinion of Theora in the real world.

Actually, thinking about it, we haven't spent enough time talking  
about the fact that Vorbis really _is_ a big improvement over mp3 at  
the same bit rates and that good sound can make even a crappy video  
seem better than it is.

I wonder how much "extra" bandwidth Vorbis provides that could be used  
to improve video quality even more?  Probably not much so it probably  
only has an effect at lower bit rates.


On Jun 14, 2009, at 1:34 AM, Gregory Maxwell wrote:

> Chris DiBona made an odd comment regarding Theora on the WhatWG list.
> I am explicitly not calling for people to go sign up over there and
> complain.  Google has done many good things for open video, and I'm
> sure they will continue to do so in the future.
> I thought the comparison I did for my response would be interesting to
> other people here:
> http://people.xiph.org/~greg/video/ytcompare/comparison.html
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