Re: [rtcweb] Congratuiations on the Cisco announcement - but we still prefer VP8

David Singer <singer@apple.com> Thu, 07 November 2013 06:36 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] Congratuiations on the Cisco announcement - but we still prefer VP8
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On Nov 7, 2013, at 15:19 , Harald Alvestrand <hta@google.com> wrote:

> Re performance, and just so that silence isn't taken as me agreeing with David Singer on this topic:
> 
> I haven't wanted to distract from the debate at hand by tossing more numbers around, but we do think VP8 is significantly better than Baseline. The exchanges with Ericsson have shown that we need to be meticulously clear in defining what we mean by that and how we measure it, so I won't post more numbers until I feel that our description is precise enough.

I also would like to see some tests which tell us where we really are.  A lot of us are engineers who like having facts, even if, as many of us realize, the comparative performance is a minor part of the debate.

I welcome Ericsson's efforts to get clarity in this area; they seem to have been working very hard to get a level playing field measure, and if you can help that effort, this would be all to the good.


David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.