The caption beneath the graph incorrectly identified the top performing encoder shown in the graph itself. That encoder is Google's Foxtail VP8 encoder.
Nokia refuses to license patents it says are needed to use Google's video technology, sullying Google's earlier patent deal. But WebRTC could still spread VP8 widely, lowering Web video costs for startups and schools.
Agreement with patent-licensing group clears the way for wider adoption of the Web giant's streaming-video platform WebM.
A drawn-out evaluation could lead to a patent barrier around Google's Web video technology. Now 12 unnamed organizations have told MPEG LA they believe VP8 violates their patents.
The "Duclair" release brings Google's royalty-free video encoder software to version 1.0.0. But a sequel to rival H.264 is waiting in the wings, too.
Chipmakers now can create processors that accelerate encoding and decoding of Google's royalty-free VP8 video format. Also, Opera builds in WebP image support.
The Bali release of Google's video encoding technology does a better job creating videos, and the upcoming Cayuga release has more in store.
The Net giant has lodged its video codec with the Internet standards group--but the move is independent from standardization, Google says.
It looks like the May release of WebM wasn't the final word for Google's Web video technology: there's now room for experimentation.
Some believe Google's new Web video technology doesn't match the existing H.264 in quality. Google is offering some rebuttal.