Eve: A New VP9 Video Encoder Offering Much Better Results
Written by Michael Larabel in Standards on 2 May 2016 at 08:18 AM EDT. 33 Comments
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Eve is short for the Efficient Video Encoder and reportedly offers much better results than existing video encoders for Google's VP9 format.

GNOME developer Ronald Bultje has written about their work on developing Eve at Two Orioles, a video technology consulting business around VP9/WebM and other technologies.

About why Eve is said to be so great, Ron shared, "this VP9 encoder offers 5-10% better compression rates (for broadcast-quality source files) compared to libvpx, while being 10-20% faster at the same time. Compared to x264, it offers 15-20% better compression rates, but is ~5x slower. Its target rate adherence is far superior to libvpx and comparable to x264. Most importantly, these improvements aren’t just in metrics: the resulting files look visually much better than those generated (at the same bitrate) by libvpx and x264."

Many more details can be found via this blog post where he claims Eve is "the world's best VP9 encoder."
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