Dirac Open Source Video Codec
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 :
SourceForge Dirac project page : sourceforge.net/projects/dirac
Dirac BBC project page :
Dirac documentation :
Dirac video codec patch for Windows DirectShow
Will allow playback of Dirac encoded video files using compatible media player software.
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 :