Today I was testing some HD (720p, 1080p) video compression with:
A lot of people are boasting about Theora effectiveness, so I compressed some short HD videos with the same bitrate with above codecs and the results of Theora (1.1) were a bit appalling compared to h264.
I've used HandBrake 0.9.4, both codecs with 2pass encoding and same bitrate.
Apart that libtheora was monothread while x264 is multithread, really one could tell the difference between the two videos.
Am I the only one experiencing this?
Which codec do you use to save your HD videos?
I know h264 is patent protected and in US is possibly illegal to use it without paying a fee to someone, but Theora is a bit behind.
What do you think?