[Ffmpeg-devel] Progress of SNOW
Fri Oct 6 18:21:16 CEST 2006
Btw what is the progress of Snow codec?
I have encoded 1 minute of HD video (1280x720) into
Xvid, Theora and Snow.
Here are the file sizes:
1. Xvid 17MB
2. Snow 17MB
3. Ogg/Theora Q10 61MB
The Xvid file was made using mencoder by 2 passes with
The Snow file was made using mencoder by 2 passes with
File size and quality wise Snow is very attractive and
is in the class of Xvid (Mpeg-4). But to encode
Ogg/Theora Q10 from a YUV4MPEG2 file takes about 4
minutes and Snow takes 10 hours! Playback wise also
Snow takes 80% of the CPU and load average shoots up
If Snow developers can improve the efficiency of
encoding and especially the decoding, it will meltdown
Btw, do we have to pay any royalties for encoding,
decoding and distributing Snow contents?
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