Re: [rtcweb] ~"I'd love it if patents evaporated...If not now, when"

cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org> Thu, 14 November 2013 05:22 UTC

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On 13/11/2013 8:43 PM, Justin Uberti wrote:
> Regarding H.261: Consider the following clip, encoded at 256 kbps 
> using H.261.
> http://www-mobile.ecs.soton.ac.uk/peter/h261/missa.norm.h261.mpg
>
> Do you think this quality (QCIF, grayscale, PSNR of 38) is acceptable 
> for your users?

That is hardly a scientific comparison.

And again, it is misleading to imply that I am advocating the mass-use 
of H.261. I am only advocating the use of this codec in the 5-10% of 
cases where the clients fail to agree on a common upgrade path (to VP8 
or H.264). In those cases, I'd happily accept H.261 instead of dropping 
the call. You can still transcode, if you so wish.

Gili