Youtube typically uses for 1080p videos H.264 and VP9.
In theory VP9 was expected to be a successor to H.264 but frankly it failed to live to the expectations especially in videos which aren't starved for bitrate. Additionally mature encoders like x264 didn't help the VP9 cause.
I want do download some videos from youtube but I'm talking about more than one. Those videos are available in both VP9 and H.264. So obviously I don't want to download two videos from youtube (one H.264, one VP9) and then compare the quality of those two.
Can I make some assumptions which will be good for most videos? Can I assume than at a intermediate resolution (1080p) both should be equal or should assume that the VP9 should be superior in terms of image quality?