[Libav-user] What's the difference between prores_gpl and prores_lgpl?

Tim Nicholson tim.nicholson at bbc.co.uk
Wed Oct 12 12:46:10 CEST 2011

On 11/10/11 23:41, Thomas Worth wrote:
> I'm happy to see that ProRes decode support is now available. That's
> awesome. What's the difference between the GPL and LGPL versions?

At one stage their were some artifacts visible on the LGPL version 
believed to be due to buffer overflows or some such. I'm not sure if 
that has been patched yet, but there has been quite a bit of activity on 
the decoders including some performance tweaks

> The only difference I can see (from avconv -codecs) is one supports
> "direct rendering method 1" and the other doesn't. That same one is
> labeled "iCodec Pro."
> Anxiously awaiting a ProRes ENCODER...



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