[theora] Thusnelda Video Quality
mdale at wikimedia.org
Tue Mar 31 09:42:47 PDT 2009
on the topic of Thusnelda quality ... is anyone planing on doing a blog
post showing improvements with samples similar to the stuff Monty posted
for the original Thusnelda experiments? I think having a before and
after page (comparing theora to Thusnelda theora ) would be a good
thing to target our blogging efforts at. (rather than a comparing theora
to h.264) ...
if proprietary comparisons must be made then we should highlight the
cost of the proprietary codec in the comparison. ie a h.264 includes
per-stream per broadcast distribution costs starting in 2010. (when
distributing above X amount). http://tinyurl.com/cwhf4e ie it appears
it's "$0.02" per stream over 12 minutes when charging per title? or when
distributing "for free" when you have a million viewers your looking at
100k? .. its kind of hard to decifer what exactly the costs would be for
running a site..
the core issue is that you can't legally distribute the encoder/decoder
in free software in most countries. This fundamental issue should be
highlighted ... maybe point to a "null" file to show what free software
users and the children of the developing world XO's can see when you use
As Gregory point out we need to shape the message as theora is "free",
much higher quality than before and patent unencumbered. Not theora is
better in absolute "quality" terms.
Jason Self wrote:
> Let me say that again, just in case you missed it.
> The quality looks to be on par with what I get out of H.264, but
> Theora has the added benefit of free and open source software with no
> patent worries so I can use it with a clean conscience. Thanks,
> theora mailing list
> theora at xiph.org
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