H.264 vs. VP8 Quality Shootout and What it Means
Pretty interesting article from Sean Alexander, not the most frequent blogger but they’re often well thought out when they do come out.
In the past two years, the industry has seen rapid adoption of H.264 as
an HD-ready alternative for consumer electronics and web-based
experiences. Many articles have been written regarding the pros/cons of
the H.264 licensing terms which I won’t rehash here. What’s different
is Google’s approach. With WebM they look to provide a free,royalty
free route for licensing WebM and offering it up as a part of HTML5.