[FFmpeg-devel] snow codec development

Ivo ivop
Sat Sep 1 14:19:54 CEST 2007

On Saturday 01 September 2007 13:27, Luca Barbato wrote:
> Ivo wrote:
> > I think, if wide-spread adoption of snow is the goal, there's a need
> > for a small and easy to install codec for Windows. Also, it would help
> > if some
> ffmpeg windows builds like ffdshow aren't already available?

Looks like the latest stable release is over five years old and the latest 
alpha almost three. Plus, it's more than just snow. I think some sort of 
wrapper around snow*.[ch], an easy installer and the ability to just play 
snow-in-avi with WMP after that, or transcode with virtualdub, is what's 
needed to have the possibility of gaining any populairity instead of being 
an interesting niche codec.

> > major HDTV rip group adopted snow for their high quality rips, but that
> > would need the former first. Both these things is what made xvid
> > popular IMHO.
> First we need a stable bitstream I think ^^;

Yes :)


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