quote: Are there publicly available encoders yet? Last I checked, many features (profile 1) were still to be implemented.
quote: Also, if anyone can link a more recent comparison to h264, I'd really appreciate it. Past comparisons I've seen were rather narrow in scope and placed VP9 either in front or behind h264.
quote: A performance comparison of H.265/MPEG-HEVC, VP9, and H.264/MPEG-AVC encoders was presented. According to the experimental results, the coding efficiency of VP9 was shown to be inferior to both H.264/MPEG-AVC and H.265/MPEG-HEVC with an average bit-rate overhead at the same objective quality of 8.4% and 79.4%, respectively. Also, it was shown that the VP9 encoding times are larger by a factor of more than 100 compared to those of the x264 encoder.
quote: I'm actually more interested in what videos you've been watching