[FFmpeg-user] libx265 - 8-bit vs. 10-bit?

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Sat Aug 8 15:03:28 CEST 2015

Paul B Mahol <onemda <at> gmail.com> writes:

> >> If I encoded to 10-bit libx265, would that produce a
> >> higher-quality video than 8-bit at the same bitrate?
> >
> > Yes, at least in theory.
> If the source is >8 bit depth.

No, search for a darkshikari forum post where he 
explains why (if x265 is as "good" as x264) using 
ten bit increases quality even if the input was 
eight bit.
(I cannot explain.)

Carl Eugen

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