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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RE[2]: Schrodinger
by KugelKurt on Thu 18th Sep 2008 04:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Schrodinger"
KugelKurt
Member since:
2005-07-06

1. Port the encoder/decoder under Gstreamer, FFmpeg, mencoder with the patches applied by default, and Video for Windows, Quicktime.

Dirac works with GStreamer ot of the box. At least on openSUSE. If your distro doesn't support it, bug your distributor or change the distro.
Dirac has also been ported to DirectShow and/or VfW. Dirac for QT: http://diracvideo.org/wiki/index.php/SchroQT

Edited 2008-09-18 04:29 UTC

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RE[3]: Schrodinger
by Eugenia on Thu 18th Sep 2008 04:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Schrodinger"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

On Ubuntu you need to install the gstreamer package, that's not big deal. But compiling from source ffmpeg or mencoder to get the encoder, is.

Regarding Windows, you don't get what I am saying. The fact that they have a DirectShow codec means nothing, because they do NOT distribute an installer, they only give you the source code, which for me and 99.9% others is useless as I don't have any dev tools on Windows.

As for VfW, no, it's not developed as from what I see -- or at least it's not released.

>Dirac for QT:

No installer. And more importantly, these packages can not be found on their main "download" page. This is a major mistake. People are not into searching endlessly for that stuff. Additionally, there is no quicktime for windows lib.

Edited 2008-09-18 04:32 UTC

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RE[3]: Schrodinger
by Yfrwlf on Thu 18th Sep 2008 17:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Schrodinger"
Yfrwlf Member since:
2008-09-18

Gee, if only I didn't have to install a different OS just to use a program. If only developers gave more thought to making things modular/pluggable and cross-OS/distro, this kind of crap wouldn't exist.

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RE[4]: Schrodinger
by renhoek on Fri 19th Sep 2008 21:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Schrodinger"
renhoek Member since:
2007-04-29

if there weren't a million different linux distributions you might had it your way.

the ability to choose leaves you ironically with nothing.

(to all linux fanboys, feel free to mod me down instead of making a unified packaging system)

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RE[3]: Schrodinger
by grfgguvf on Thu 18th Sep 2008 22:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Schrodinger"
grfgguvf Member since:
2006-09-25

Actually I use Novell openSuSE 11.0, with GNOME, and no the sample Dirac videos don't work at all, GStreamer Schroedinger support needs to be installed and even then, the .ts format is not recognized by Totem, neither even VLC from the official VLC repo......

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RE[4]: Schrodinger
by KugelKurt on Thu 18th Sep 2008 23:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Schrodinger"
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

Actually I use Novell openSuSE 11.0, with GNOME, and no the sample Dirac videos don't work at all, GStreamer Schroedinger support needs to be installed and even then, the .ts format is not recognized by Totem, neither even VLC from the official VLC repo......

Oops, I'm sorry. I updated GStreamer from the PackMan repo <http://packman.links2linux.de/>. Use PackMan as well to install VLC. The official repo is updated too seldom.

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