[FFmpeg-devel] (new) intermediate codec

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Thu Mar 10 22:57:09 CET 2011

On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 10:36:12PM +0100, Lars T?uber wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Mar 2011 21:57:18 +0100 Luca Barbato <lu_zero at gentoo.org> wrote:
> > On 03/10/2011 08:49 PM, Lars T?uber wrote:
> > > I thought this wouldn't be that hard for a ffmpeg dev. I might be wrong.
> > 
> > multiple colorspaces is a bit annoying IMHO.
> I think of something simple that just encodes planes. The RGB colorspaces could be mapped or copied to a planar representation.
> And the arithmetic just encodes the planes independently. This way the codec could easily be enhanced when new colospaces emerge like YUV444A4P16 or ARGB64 or the like.

Just ignoring the format is likely to cost significantly in
compression efficiency.

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