[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Animated GIF Support

Clément Bœsch ubitux at gmail.com
Sun Oct 14 01:54:53 CEST 2012

On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 01:21:21AM +0200, François Revol wrote:
> On 14/10/2012 00:02, Clément Bœsch wrote:
> >> Added gif demuxer. Changed gif decoder: now it supports all disposal methods.
> > 
> > And this is awesome, I was wondering the other day why we weren't able to
> > ffplay generated animated gif...
> Yeah always useful :-)

Useful? As in "essential" right? :)

> > 
> > BTW, are you going to work on the encode? There is room for improvement
> > there; I think it is intra-only at the moment (because the output gif are
> > pretty huge). Also, you need some tricks to get a nice gif output (like
> > doing things such as -vf ...,format=rgb8,format=rgb24 to get better
> > colors).
> I initially wrote it without compression as the patent was still valid
> at the time IIRC, didn't anyone add it since then?

Doesn't seem so, the comment in lavc/gif.c about "[reducing] the size of
the files _a lot_..." is still there.

Clément B.
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