How VP9 Video Encode/Decode Compares To H.264/H.265
Written by Michael Larabel in Standards on 27 September 2015 at 10:47 PM EDT. 21 Comments
STANDARDS --
If you're curious how the open-source VP9 codec performs for video encoding and decoding comparing to H.264 and H.265/HEVC, there's some interesting numbers out this weekend.

GNOME developer Ronald Bultje did some interesting video encode/decode tests and wrote up an interesting blog post to show the comparison of these modern video codecs. When it came to the decoding speeds, ffh264, ffvp9, libvpx-vp9, ffhevc, and openhevc were all tested.

There's some interesting conclusions drawn from these exciting results, so to avoid ruining any surprises, if you're interested in H.265/VP9, you can go read the post in full here.
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