[MPlayer-DOCS] [PATCH] Choosing the video codec

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Mon Dec 26 18:35:02 CET 2005


On Mon, Dec 26, 2005 at 05:21:21PM +0100, Guillaume Poirier wrote:
> >>  This is were it gets almost irrational: For the same reason that some
> >>  hanged on to DivX3 for years when newer codecs were already doing wonders,
> >>  some folks will prefer <systemitem class="library">libavcodec</systemitem>
> >>  over <systemitem class="library">XviD</systemitem> or
> >>  <systemitem class="library">x264</systemitem>.
> > 
> > 
> > Hehe, I think we should push libavcodec where we can, so say that some
> > people (irrationally) prefer other codecs over lavc ;)
> Well, I do see that you're jocking here... I've used the 3 above
> mentioned codecs, and I like them all for different reasons, and what
> thing is clear to me: it's darn useless to try to find which of those
> codecs are better when there are so many options to play with that it's
> as easy to screw things up...
> Not to mention that the picture quality you'll get with ASP codecs also
> (sadly) depends on the decoder (which lead to the flamewar on

non buggy decoders always decode non buggy mpeg4 identically if the idct 
is the same so differences are either bugs or idct differences or some filter
like a postprocessing filter applied afterwards


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