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Offline autotalon

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Question regarding newer episodes
« on: July 23, 2014, 06:04:41 pm »
Hello, huge fan of your show.  As someone who loves taking things apart, it's awesome to see things be taken apart from the convenience of Youtube.  I had a small question for you however.  I noticed that all of the newer episodes are playing back as VP9 rather than MP4.  Have you done anything special to achieve this?  VP9 compresses so much better, I was just curious as to how you've done that.

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Offline Legit-Design

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Re: Question regarding newer episodes
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2014, 04:06:47 am »
MP4 is not a compression...

And if this is something on the youtube side. Dave doesn't have much to do with how youtube redistributes it's videos, because youtube will re-encode them anyways.
 

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Re: Question regarding newer episodes
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2014, 05:16:11 am »
I have never heard of VP9, and it has nothing to do with what format I upload in, Youtube always re-encodes the video into whatever format it prefers at the time. I have no control over this.
 

Offline kolbep

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Re: Question regarding newer episodes
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2014, 06:20:13 pm »
I noticed that all of the newer episodes are playing back as VP9 rather than MP4.  Have you done anything special to achieve this?

Wikipedia says that VP9 :
VP9 is an open and royalty free[3] video compression standard being developed by Google. VP9 had earlier development names of Next Gen Open Video (NGOV) and VP-Next. VP9 is a successor to VP8. Chromium, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera support playing VP9 video format in the HTML5 video tag.
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So YT/Google must have decided that it was time to change to their new format, Maybe they had to start to pay royalties for using the MP4 format?
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Offline SeanB

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Re: Question regarding newer episodes
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2014, 06:56:34 pm »
Only formats I get are 3GP, FLV, Webm and MP4 for YT, nothing else. Might be browser specific and only offered to a user using Chrome.
 


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