VC-1: Process continues

See this picture?

I don’t know why it appears in quite a few VC-1 Advanced Profile official test samples (the rest I could decode are football trainings as in SP/MP samples).

Yesterday I’ve written VC-1 Elementary Stream demuxer and now have enough material to test interlaced decoding and other AP features (when I implement them).

And another task – make work VC-1 embedded in .EVO – official format of BlueRay/HD-DVD.

4 Responses to “VC-1: Process continues”

  1. Martin says:


    When do you think that support for HD DVD’s (VC-1 .EVO files) will be ready?

    Can’t wait to try it out in VLC 🙂

    PS. Blu-ray don’t use .EVO files I think, but .m2ts files (MPEG-2). If decrypted they already work in VLC. Correct me if I’m wrong.

    PPS. If you need any samples (.EVO files etc.) I can help you out.

    Keep up the good work!

  2. Kostya says:

    With some hacks (it also needs demuxer support) it can be played on MPlayer but it requires further work to properly handle interlaced content (for now I have sucessfully played some of MAINTITLE.EVO).
    EVO is really just a standard MPEG-2 format with some extended codes for all contained streams.

    And I really need a lot of different samples for testing (and have no ability to download multi-gigabyte streams from P2P) so please, provide them.

  3. Martin says:

    Thanks for the reply!

    I have not been successful in playing any .EVO files in MPlayer OS X.
    Can this be done as it is now?

    Isn’t the HD DVD .EVO files MPEG-4 VC-1?

    VLC needs a new MPEG-PS demuxer, the developers say, for it to work.

    The VLC thread on the subject is here:

    Do you already have the .EVO samples from the MPlayer ftp?
    They are here:


  4. Gusar says:

    Wow, HD-DVD playback on linux is not far away, great work!

    Also, as Martin said, Blu-Ray doesn’t use .EVO, it uses transport stream (.m2ts).