I wasn’t sure what all the hoopla was about the new H.264 codec for QuickTime until I saw this excellent comparison of it with Sorenson 3. A larger-sized video encoded at a lower bit rate looks better than a smaller, bigger video clip—that’s good stuff!
The only thing I’m not clear on is if DVD players support this right now or if it has to wait for the HD-DVD format to take hold.
[UPDATE (5/13/05): Jeff Harrell has expanded his already excellent comparison into a full-blown H.264 smorgasbord. Thanks for doing this, Jeff!]