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17 September 2008, 14:13

Dirac video codec reaches version 1.0

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The Dirac video codec, "Schrodinger", initially developed by the BBC research department, has reached an important milestone with the release of version 1.0. Dirac is a royalty-free video compression format designed for a wide range of uses, from web video, through to HD and up to near-lossless studio editing. The formats specification is available on the Dirac site.

The Dirac codec code provides a reference implementation of a codec for the Dirac format. The Dirac codec is multiply licensed under the GPLv2, MIT or MPL licenses; the exact conditions being specified in the Dirac FAQ. The "Schrodinger" code is available to download on the Dirac site. Applications which support Dirac include the recently updated VLC 0.92.


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