[theora] Theora decoding performance

Benjamin M. Schwartz bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu
Wed May 18 06:09:34 PDT 2011

On 05/18/2011 02:38 AM, fboehm wrote:
> As far as my very limited knowledge goes the Theora video format is less 
> complex than H.264 (High Profile for example). Please correct me if I am 
> wrong.
> Does this also mean that I can expect that decoding a Theora stream is 
> easier/faster to decode than a H.264 stream with comparable quality / or 
> comparable bitrate?
> At least as long as no hardware video 
> acceleration comes into play.

Yes.  In pure software decode, decoding Theora will generally be faster
than decoding H.264 (especially High Profile), all else being equal.

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