On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 1:30 PM, Pine W <wiki.pine@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Brion,

Thanks for the announcement. Out of curiosity, why VP8 instead of VP9?

We already have WebM VP8 output, so don't have to generate anything new -- they'll play back immediately once the switch is flipped. :)

VP9 encoding is also much slower still, so I'm waiting on adding it until we have a combination of the next major update to libvpx (not yet released, but has HUGE improvements to multithreaded encoder) and/or reworking our transcoding system to "chunk" things into small pieces that can be farmed out to many processes.

-- brion