HDTV, multimedia and free software drivers for Intel i965 chipset

Andrew Barr andrew.james.barr at gmail.com
Thu Aug 10 08:29:49 PDT 2006


On Thu, 2006-08-10 at 15:55 +0200, Andrea Venturi wrote:
> is VC1 an open standard? i can see a task sponsored by google about it:
>  http://code.google.com/soc/ffmpeg/appinfo.html?csaid=5AA777DB19E2BB24
> so, i kindly ask:

> - vc1: what does it mean acceleration?

VC-1 is Windows Media 9 submitted to a standards organization (SMPTE?)
for next-generation DVDs. There was a reference decoder published some
time ago and DVD Jon integrated support for it into VideoLAN. IIRC there
were also integration patches for ffmpeg floating around. I used it at
one point, but as it's a reference decoder it is not optimized (read:
slow) but it does work.

So, yes, it's kind of an open standard, depending on what you mean by
'open standard'.


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