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 elmimmo on Thu 18th Sep 2008 06:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Schrodinger"
elmimmo
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2005-09-17

You want support for the somewhat obscure AVI container while not caring about ASF, for which at least exists an official spec, and on which most WMV (and hence VC1) are based on? Why is keeping AVI around a desirable option?

Forgive my ignorance, and please correct me if I am mistaken, but there doesn't appear to be many current codecs that comply with all your conditions (that notwithstanding,I do agree any serious codec should be easily usable)

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RE[3]: Schrodinger
by Eugenia on Thu 18th Sep 2008 06:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Schrodinger"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

AVI is pretty popular. ASF, not anymore. It used to.

Look, all I want, is to be able to export from my video editor to it, and know that there's a decoder for my viewers. Currently, neither the exporting thing, or the decoding thing is taken care of properly.

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RE[4]: Schrodinger
by elmimmo on Thu 18th Sep 2008 06:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Schrodinger"
elmimmo Member since:
2005-09-17

According to Wikipedia WMV is ASF, so if true I would say it is rather used, if only typically tied to Windows Media codecs. Not that I actually know, though.

I know what you mean, and I do agree. It's just that not actually all those many codecs were equally appropriate at one time. AVI (or more appropriately, DivX codec contained into it), for example, was a nightmare for Mac users pretty much until Perian, VLC or MPlayer for OS X came by, which is not that too long ago.

Edited 2008-09-18 06:25 UTC

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