VC-1: Blu-Ray is now supported too

Now FFmpeg and MPlayer support VC-1 in MPEG2-TS streams which can be found on Blu-Ray discs.

Thanks to Martin for providing sample and Nico Sabbi for implementing handling of this in both FFmpeg and MPlayer.

7 Responses to “VC-1: Blu-Ray is now supported too”

  1. Martin says:

    Great job…. again! 🙂

    If you need anything else (more .EVO samples f.ex.) just tell me, I have a lot.

    So can I just download the latest MPlayer SVN snapshot to try this?
    Is it updated everyday?


  2. Kostya says:

    Actually it is a small job 😉 It took a small patch adding five lines and changing one in FFmpeg and twice as much in MPlayer.

    Yes, MPlayer snapshot is updated daily.

    As for samples, please contact Roberto Togni (rxt )at( rtogni “dot” it), he is in charge for MPlayer samples repository.

  3. Martin says:

    Hey Kostya

    Is anybody working on sound (getting E-AC3 support)?

    That’s the only thing missing to start watching some HD DVD’s on the Mac 🙂


  4. Kostya says:

    Currently Justin Ruggles works on integrating AC3 decoder developed during Google SoC 2006 to FFmpeg (now it uses liba52 to do decoding) and maybe then somebody will work on E-AC3.

  5. Martin says:

    Hi Kostya

    Any updates on the sound support (E-AC3, TrueHD, DTS-HD)?

    Also, are you optimizing the VC-1 code? All my HD DVD VC-1 .EVO’s are playing the video slow (with lag).

    My computer is fast enough. It doesn’t max out the CPU, but still it “lags”/runs slow.

    Thanks 🙂

  6. Kostya says:

    No, even AC-3 decoder is not integrated yet.
    I suspect that E-AC3 will be eventually integrated (standard is freely available) and *HD probably won’t (no standards).

    As for VC-1 optimization – it does not have very high priority in my list (I don’t have neither fast CPU nor high-resolution display to watch 1080p). But I will try to make optimizations on x86 for it anyway.

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