Dirac Open Source Video Codec Home

Dirac is a general-purpose video codec aimed at resolutions from QCIF (180x144) to HDTV (1920x1080), progressive or interlaced. It uses wavelets, motion compensation and arithmetic coding, and aims to be competitive with other state-of-the-art codecs. The Open Source implementation provides a C++ library with an encoder and decoder.

The Dirac software source code is licensed under the Mozilla Public License Version 1.1. More information regarding this license can be found here : www.mozilla.org/MPL

SourceForge Dirac project page : sourceforge.net/projects/dirac
Dirac BBC project page : www.bbc.co.uk/rd/projects/dirac
Dirac documentation : www.bbc.co.uk/rd/projects/dirac/documentation.shtml

Dirac video codec patch for Windows DirectShow
Will allow playback of Dirac encoded video files using compatible media player software.
Information : sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?thread_id=1158356&forum_id=353618
Download : sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=82303&package_id=132196

The Schrödinger project will implement portable libraries for the high quality Dirac video codec created by BBC Research and Development. These will include plugins for the Gstreamer multimedia framerwork.

SourceForge Schrödinger project page : schrodinger.sourceforge.net

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