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

Guillaume POIRIER gpoirier at mplayerhq.hu
Mon Dec 26 21:35:58 CET 2005


Alexander Strasser a écrit :
> Hi,
> 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.

You're right. Please find in attachment the updated version that 
features all of the suggestions so far.

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