[FFmpeg-devel] Official status of FFv1?
Mon Mar 22 13:42:46 CET 2010
After evaluating several possible formats for a long-term video archive,
I am very impressed by FFv1 and it might be a very interesting codec
candidate, next to Huffyuv.
Sorry for bugging you, but I'm writing to this list in order to get
information about the current state of FFv1, because I couldn't find
proper information about the FFv1's current:
- known issues
== What I've found so far is:
- A commit-message from April 14th, 2006  says:
[quote] ffv1 and ffvhuff havnt changed since a long time and noone
proposed any changes within 1 month after my warning so they are
officially no longer experimental and we will gurantee decodeability of
files encoded with the currenzt ffv1/ffvhuff in the future
- But: The code itself still contains the line "(an experimental
- The website of Lagarith  still claims that "[...] FFV1 in fact warn
against using them to archive video"
So, from my personal experience as developer, I think you (=the ffmpeg
developers) are the only ones who could seriously answer the question:
"Do you think that FFv1 can be used as video codec for an official
long-term video archive?"
Thank you very much in advance,
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