VP8 vs H.264 - Which One is Better?
So I was reading Hacker News and decided to read the comments in the thread about H.265 being approved. Pretty close to the top was this comment about VP9, Google's future video format. I have some words of my own about it and other future formats at the bottom of this post, but what jumped out from the comment to me was this part:
Many have already implemented VP8 (which is also slightly better than h.264 at this point)
The comparison linked to back up that statement is faulty for several reasons, such as not providing the source material used (hell, he doesn't even name the source material), exact encoding settings used (no, some random profiles are not enough), not providing the resulting encodes, only providing a