AVC led to format consolidation, but we've seen more fragmentation in recent years. Fortunately, the huge critical mass around AOMedia might lead to a simpler future.
As over-the-top video continues to grow in popularity—call it the "Netflix-ification" of the web—the streaming standards the industry relies on begin to feel the strain.
Which codec delivers better image quality? Which is more compatible? And what about Daala, the spoiler codec currently being developed from scratch?
While it delivered impressive results in our tests, Encoding.com isn't perfect: Read our review before paying extra for Turbo mode.
For those who forgot about WebM, you're not the only ones. Support never materialized for Google's open source format.
Ogg Theora, H.264, or WebM? A Streaming Media East presentation guides viewers through the fractured state of HTML5 video.
At the Streaming Media East conference, Robert Reinhardt of VideoRX says that MPEG DASH's unified vision is still years away.
Free services creates H.264, WebM, and Ogg Theora versions of uploaded videos.
One of the last hurdles falls, as H.264 becomes even more dominant in HTML5 video.
Rivals WebM and Ogg Theora show little change, as H.264 increases its HTML5 advantage.
Subscription client solves the problem of transcoding files for use on mobile devices.