[Ffmpeg-devel] frame accept question

Michel Bardiaux mbardiaux
Mon Oct 10 11:39:21 CEST 2005

Martin Boehme wrote:
>>> Martin
>> Actually, I experienced that MPEG is't the best codec for screen 
>> capturing, so I started to read a little bit more and suddenly, I 
>> realised that if a particular codec would support the VNC-way of 
>> updating screens/frames, the encoding would be very simple and the 
>> resulting file probably very small.
>> Does anyone know of such a codec? (Apart of the VNC protocol itself 
>> off course)
> Not sure if there's anything in FFmpeg that will work well, because most 
> of the codecs are designed for "real-world" videos. 

Unfortunately, "real world videos" is a moving target. With the advent 
of digital TV, you can be 'fully digital' from the production studio to 
the end-user device, and the result is that a static image like a 
credits list will be perfectly constant in the end device (say a PVR) 
and that is going to play hell with MPEG CBR encodings... which are 
mandated by DVD standards, no?

> I was assuming you 
> didn't have the option of using something obscure... where does this 
> have to play?
> Martin

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