[Ffmpeg-devel] lossless video codec comparison

Mike Melanson mike
Sun Mar 18 17:21:20 CET 2007

M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Compn <tempn at twmi.rr.com> writes:
>> On Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:59:54 -0500, 
>> Justin Ruggles scribed:
>>> Hi,
>>> I stumbled upon this page today and thought I would share.  It's a
>>> simple speed vs. compression comparison of lossless video codecs.  It
>>> includes FFV1 and Snow in the tests.  FFV1 is rated as the "most
>>> balanced and flexible codec".
>>> http://compression.ru/video/codec_comparison/lossless_codecs_2007_en.html
>>> -Justin
>> also take a look at lagarith codec 
>> http://lags.leetcode.net/codec.html
>> "Lagarith offers better compression than codecs like Huffyuv,
>> Alparysoft, and CorePNG. There are a few lossless codecs that can
>> compress better than Lagarith, such as MSU and FFV1; however Lagarith
>> tends to be faster and stabler than these codecs."
> Source distributed as a RAR file...  Now why does that make me
> suspicious?

The more interesting part about Lagarith is that it was designed for 
parallelization and the only version available is pre-optimized for MMX. 
This makes it difficult to RE a description for the Wiki:


Though the author has made some contributions to that page.

	-Mike Melanson

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