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Dirac is a general-purpose video codec aimed at resolutions from QCIF (176x144) 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.

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Version:1.0.2 History
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  Latest version:
1.0.2 (February 12, 2009)


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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
Release Name: Dirac-1.0.2

Notes:
This a a minor release complying with the latest Dirac
Bytestream Specification 2.2.3.

-Improved compression performance for small picture sizes.
-Improved compression performance at low bit-rates.
-Included macros to check the API version.
-Improved motion estimation.
-New 422 <-> 420 conversion utilities for interlaced video.
-New functionality added to encoder API. The programmer's
guide has been modified accordingly.
-Fixed bugs in handling DC subband.
-DirectShow filter released to be able to play back Dirac
raw bytestreams or Dirac muxed in AVI in Windows Media
Player and MPlayer Classic.
-Released the source and win32 binary of ffmpeg2dirac, a
utility that can transcode any multimedia format that can
be decoded by FFmpeg into Dirac video and Vorbis audio (if
audio exists) muxed in Ogg.
-Note that new patches for MPlayer and FFmpeg will no
longer be released because Dirac support via Dirac and
Schroedinger libraries is available in FFmpeg.


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Acronyms / Also Known As:
Dirac Codec, Dirac Direct Show Filter, Dirac DirectShow Filter

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