December 20, 2000

New Open Source MPEG 4-based codec

Author: JT Smith

Slashdot readers discuss this tidbit: ""Let me inform you about our new MPEG-4-based codec
called 3IVX. You probably heard of DivX ;-) as a movie compression format.
And indeed it's great. But we (the whole 3ivx.com team... want to go a bit
further. Our goal is to optimize compression so that the file size is smaller, of
a higher quality and fully streamable. Moreover the codec will be supported on
all platforms (Windows, Macintosh, BeOS, *nix (including Linux), Amiga ...). To accomplish this
the code of the player will become an open source."
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