Google has recently released the video compression format VP8 to the<br>open source community. This new compression format competes against<br>the existing H.264 video standard developed by the ITU-T Video Coding<br>Experts Group (VCEG) in collaboration with the ISO/IEC Moving Picture<br>Experts Group (MPEG). This paper compares these two video coding<br>standards in terms of video bit rate-distortion (quality) performance<br>and the video network traffic variability with different long video<br>sequences. We find that VP8 presently does not fulfill its promise<br>to achieve twice the quality at half the bandwidth compared to H.264.<br>The rate-distortion (RD) performance of VP8 is rather slightly below<br>the RD performance of H.264. On the positive side, in contrast to<br>H.264, VP8 has no license fees.
|Title of host publication||Proc. of the ACM Multimedia 2010 Workshop - Mobile Video Delivery (MoViD)|
|State||Published - Oct 2010|