In this presentation, google's image and video compression codec were compared to major image and video compression standards including JPEG, JPEG XR, JPEG2000, x264, and HEVC (H.265). It is concluded that
- VP8 image compression showed performance comparable to JPEG XR and JPEG2000, all significantly outperforming JPEG
- VP8 video compression showed performance competitive with x264, while the new HEVC showed the best performance
- For some contents, both VP8 image and video compression did not do good job for low bit rates control.