[Ffmpeg-devel] XviD support

Diego Biurrun diego
Tue Sep 19 23:35:07 CEST 2006

On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 05:33:16PM -0400, Gary Corcoran wrote:
> Diego Biurrun wrote:
> >On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 10:36:02AM -0700, Corey Hickey wrote:
> >>Diego Biurrun wrote:
> >>>does XviD support for encoding make sense nowadays?  People in #ffmpeg
> >>>keep asking questions about adding XviD support when all they want is
> >>>MPEG-4 decoding ...
> >>XviD is useful for fairly fast and high quality encoding. According to 
> >>what I've seen, it takes a lot more CPU time to make lavc MPEG-4 meet or 
> >>exceed XviD's quality.
> >
> >I'm aware of this.
> >
> >>I do not know if many ffmpeg users use XviD, though.
> >
> >That's the point.  People use XviD to use XviD, not FFmpeg.
> >
> >>Also, now that I think about it, lavc's xvidrc depends on XviD.
> >
> >But how much sense does it make to support XviD encoding through FFmpeg?
> If one wants to transcode from the myriad of video codecs that ffmpeg
> supports, to Xvid, how else would you do it?

FFmpeg includes an MPEG-4 encoder.

As an alternative transcoder that supports multiple MPEG-4
implementations, MEncoder could do the job.


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