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Today, 05:24 AMWell, that smaller file identified for me as MPEG-4 part 2, not as H.265 (and surely not as VP9).
And how did you encode that? If the original was already lossy and you reencoded it again, then there is for sure extra loss of quality. Double lossy encoding is similar to making a photocopy two times - distortions multiply. Encoding in new codec without unnecessary quality reduction (i.e. just losing on one encoding) is possible when you start from the raw data (be it audio or video). That's why it's common to keep master copies in lossless format (for example lossless Dirac).
Yesterday, 10:24 PMTo encode in VP9, you can use vpxenc from here: http://www.webmproject.org/vp9/
There is probably no point to reencode from H.264 to something else, but those who have the master raw video (yuv?) can play around with the encoder.
Yesterday, 09:30 PM
Yesterday, 08:50 PMI think Windows 8 is disliked for a variety of reasons. But the most common one is their usage of the faulty "one size fits all" approach to the user interfaces. The trendy idea now is that "everything shifts to mobile" so MS started playing that game as well with pushing touch friendly / tablet oriented interfaces. The problem is that desktop use case didn't go anywhere, and "one size fits all" doesn't help here when that size is really meant for a tablet interface. This problem isn't limited to MS only. Similar issues afflicted some Linux desktop environments, such as Gnome and Canonical's Unity. Out of common Linux DEs, KDE approached this problem correctly, they develop desktop (KDE Plasma Workspaces) and mobile (KDE Plasma Active) interfaces with separate design approaches tailoring the user experience for each appropriately. "One size fits all" never pays off and many users hate it (especially "power" users who don't like overly excessive minimalism pushed for accommodating mobile aspects of the interface).
Yesterday, 04:29 PMBallowers100: CDPR are nobody for Microsoft for "pushing" for anything. They can push all they want, MS is a huge monster which doesn't care about what anyone wants. If anything, CDPR should remake their newest PC titles in latest OpenGL 4, which is not tied to any particular Windows version and rather is dependent on hardware. That would give them the most flexibility to deploy on any version and portability to other OSes at the same time. And if you personally care about faster systems, you don't need to use Windows altogether, since it always will be slower than competition.