[Ffmpeg-devel] H.264 Mini Press Release

Mike Melanson mike
Fri May 6 15:45:27 CEST 2005

Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Thu, May 05, 2005 at 10:51:03PM -0600, Mike Melanson wrote:
>>	I put a shameless little self-promotion news piece of FFmpeg's 
>>frontpage. Check it out.
> I don't wish to rain on anyone's parade, but our support for those
> videos is currently severely limited due to performance reasons.
> OK, my 500MHz K6-III is probably never going to play such a high
> resolution video (video decoding takes 400% CPU), but audio decoding
> alone takes about 50% CPU time on that machine.  Even my 1.5GHz G4
> cannot play it fluidly, it's more like a slideshow :-(  QT7 works fine
> on that same machine.  Which leads to the question what kind of machine
> you need to enjoy this content and how the proprietary players compare.
> IOW, there's still some work left to do...

	No denying that. We just hadn't posted any news for 2 months and I 
thought this would make good press.

	As another benchmark, the video is even a little choppy on my AMD64 
3400+. I can't remember if xine takes advantage of all the features such 
as slice dispatch, though.

	-Mike Melanson

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