[FFmpeg-devel] Awakening of FFH264
Tue Mar 23 18:35:17 CET 2010
Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:
> On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 01:59:46PM +0200, Kvikant, Christian wrote:
>> M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>>> Sorry, but what is the point of this? There is already a fantastic,
>>> open source H.264 encoder in x264.
>> I agree totally. FFH264 is not up to par nether regarding quality nor size.
>> The only reason for this exercise was licensing. If the feeling is that
>> FFH264 will never become part of FFmpeg, then we will keep it as a separate
> a simple and small encoder could be usefull for regression testing.
Having a _crappy_ encoder in FFmpeg is detrimental to users and to our
reputation. I regularly hear complaints about the terrible quality of
the AAC and Vorbis "encoders" in FFmpeg. As most of them never make it
to this list, you're probably unaware of them.
For regression testing the H264 decoder, we have the official
conformance tests, which exercise every last bit of the decoder,
something a simple encoder would never manage to do.
mans at mansr.com
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