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

Alexander Strasser eclipse7 at gmx.net
Mon Dec 26 21:17:06 CET 2005


Guillaume Poirier wrote:
>   <emphasis role="bold">Compression efficiency</emphasis>:
>   It's quite easy to understand that newer generation of codecs are made
>   to yield better picture quality than previous generations.
>   Therefore, you can't be wrong choosing MPEG-4 AVC codecs like
>   <systemitem class="library">x264</systemitem> instead of MPEG-4 codecs
>   such as <systemitem class="library">libavcodec</systemitem> or
>   <systemitem class="library">XviD</systemitem>

  Could you please correct this to say `libavcodec MPEG-4' or
something the like (lavc mpeg4, FFmpeg MPEG-4, whatever).
  I fear readers might get the wrong impression what libavcodec
is even if you say `instead of MPEG-4 codecs' which is also
strictly speaking not correct because as far as I can tell there
is no full MPEG4 implementation out there.

  The terms (usage) is already quite misleading so we should
not add to the confusion IMHO.

  Alex (beastd)

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