WHAT IS THIS?
This is a performance comparison in terms of image quality and bandwidth usage between two parts. Of the one part, Youtube using its new generation codec VP9, and of the other part, my encoding techniques using the latest beta of x265 (HEVC), and the supposedly old codec H.264 ...
This is a set of encoding techniques created by a computer graphics professional with 20+ years’ experience, who is providing more image quality and lower bit-rate, via an automated encoding process using ...
H.264, HEVC/H.265, VP8/VP9.
MPEG-DASH, Apple HLS, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, and Adobe HDS.
As you can see, it is possible to get improved perfomance over the recent and modern VP9 using the very well-updated, but 11 years old codec: H.264. At the same time, it is also possible to level HEVC with VP9 in terms of image quality, but using virtually 44% lower bandwidth.
A reasonable conclusion is that, despite VP9 is a great advance for Google-Youtube over its perfectible way of using H.264 (which is different to this one), this codec can be equalized by an optimized way of using H.264, and reached by the still unfinished HEVC which is able to use 43.79% lower bit-rate.
In summary, as it was mentioned in the other comparisons, you can see the results of an innovative set of techniques developed by Human Factor Video, which are able to save much money on bandwidth while keeping and improving image quality. I also wish that VP9 continues to seek the right development path to fix these issues.