Posts: 556 from 2003/2/24
From: finland, the l...
It was created by one company who sold the patents and source to Google who have now tweaked it and released it as free. This does not make it a standard.
Theora comes from the same source btw.Quote:
Unless someone can show evidence that WebM provides higher quality for lower bit rate or easier coding/decoding then this is just politicking/marketing.
WebM doesn't provide any compression. It's a container format based on matroska.
VP8 is the video codec used. It has very similar compression ratio to H.264.