Move Over H.265 Google Has The VP9 Open Video Codec and It Is Open Source:

Look at your video. Now back to VP9. Now back at your video. Now back to VP9. Sadly, your video isn’t 50% faster. Google’s championed open source VP9 codec aims to rip your current video a new one by speeding things up by a minimum of 50%.
You may recall HEVC or H.265 would like to be 50% faster than the current H.264 codec but some of those claims have already been called into question. Read up on that claim HERE.

So all things being equal most people will end up double encoding their vision anyway regardless of which codec claims to be the fastest, cleanest etc…

Here is what we mean: check out VP9 Vs VP8 Vs H.265 Vs x264 encoder test, that was then uploaded to YouTube and encoded again.


Thanks to xooyoozoo Smith for the video: Please visit his YouTube channel to see which codec was used for which video and for instructions on where to download the original files.

Again thanks to xooyoozoo Smith we see a H.265 Vs VP9 test:

Want more information on the WebM VP9 codec then put the kettle on and settle in for a long vid on just that from the guys at Google.

The history of the VP9 is traced in 2011. Basically it is the successor of the VP8 video codec. VP9 video codec has been designed to reduce the bit rate by as much as 50% in contrast to its past version, the VP8. What makes the VP9 video codec better is that it is still maintaining the same video quality despite compression.

WebM VP9

The other goal of VP9 video codec which makes it now popular among browsers like Google Chrome is that it aims to provide better compression efficiency than the Efficiency Video Coding process. In Feb 21, 2013, the first ever stable version of the Google Chrome web browser was released and it supports the VP9 decoder version. There are a lot of improvements with the VP9 in contrast to its predecessor. Basically, it supports the 32 by 32 pixels and developers are considering adding 64 by 64 pixels into the codec.

Please see WebM for more information about their VP9 codec.

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