Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 17th Sep 2008 23:09 UTC
Multimedia, AV Dirac is an advanced royalty-free video compression format designed for a wide range of uses, from delivering low-resolution web content to broadcasting HD and beyond, to near-lossless studio editing. The v1.0.0 version was released yesterday, and the new VLC version supports playback of .ts/.drc Dirac files.
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Dirac has been successfully demonstrated on mobile phones (of course not with Full HD resolution ;) ) and even with Theora's improvements, it's still outdated technology. Theora can't compete with any modern video codec. Just like plain MP3 can't be used for really low-bitrate stuff like Speex.
The MPEG word accepted that MPEG-4 AVC is better than MPEG-1. Now it's time to admit that Dirac is better than Theora.

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