Streaming Media – Jan Ozer
September 2, 2016
The most significant finding from Netflix’s large-scale codec comparison earlier this week is that, according to Netflix’s VMAF quality benchmark, HEVC was about 20% more efficient than VP9 at 360p, 720p, and 1080p resolutions. This leads to two questions: Is this the final word on HEVC vs. VP9 quality? If so, does it matter? I’ll address both questions in this article. Let’s start with a closer look at Netflix’s findings.