[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] added reitnerlace filter

Vasile Toncu vasile.toncu at tremend.com
Thu Dec 28 17:12:42 EET 2017

On Thu, 28 Dec 2017 at 15:41, Nicolas George <george at nsup.org> wrote:

> Vasile Toncu (2017-12-28):
> > There are some features that tinterlace has and reinterlace does not.
> >
> > Tinterlace has some more flags, reinterlace has only simple low pass
> filter.
> > Also, in a newer version, tinterlace does support input formats on 16
> bit.
> >
> > Expecting these two, there are no other special features.
> Thanks for that. I suspect that tinterlace is also faster. I suggest you
> run some benchmarks.

I run  some benchmarks and reinterlace has basicaly the same performance as
tinterlace. For some modes, tinterlace is up to 5% faster. I run my tests
on an win64 machine and on an linux x64.

> > Can one simply change the tinterlace from GPL to LGPL?
> Of course not. There are two non-simple courses of action to achieve it:
> - Get the approval of all copyright holders. It has been done in the
>   past for other filters.
> - Remove the GPL tinterlace and at the same time add a new LGPL filter
>   that does the same thing and is also called tinterlace.
> The second is probably only acceptable if the new filter has all the
> features and performance of the old one.

Is there anything that I can do to the current version of reinterlace so
that the filter can be accepted?

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