[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH v3] lavc/rawdec: Use AV_PIX_FMT_PAL8 for 1-bit raw AVI video

Mats Peterson matsp888 at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 25 02:23:53 CET 2016

On 01/25/2016 02:15 AM, Mats Peterson wrote:
> On 01/25/2016 02:01 AM, Mats Peterson wrote:
>> Monochrome doesn't mean black & white here, merely bi-level, as for PNG,
>> TIFF and QuickTime.
> I don't know why they use the word "monochrome" whatsoever, since they
> don't mention specifically what colors to use in the palette. I take it
> they can be anything, just like they can for PNG, TIFF and QuickTime. It
> would of course be nice to have a Media Player that actually is able to
> play raw 1-bit AVI files, but it seems they've overlooked that part for
> some reason.

I would guess that the use of the word "monochrome" is just a (bad) way 
to indicate that there is only one color (albeit with a background 
color). Or should we interpret it otherwise? If they REALLY meant that 
it was black & white only, they shouldn't have gone into such depth 
about describing the palette for this mode.


Mats Peterson

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