[theora-dev] Interlaed video encoding.
Timothy B. Terriberry
tterribe at vt.edu
Tue Aug 26 19:13:26 PDT 2003
Adding interlaced support to Theora has been discussed. Without going
into the technical details of our approach, the main issue is that this
is a heavily patented arena. Some people believe that many of the
patents are very weak, but we are not patent lawyers, and a quick search
of just MPEG2 patents yielded almost 30 that involved interlacing in the
In other words, the challenge is not a technical one, it is a legal one,
and currently the time involved simply to read and comprehend all the
patents involved is prohibitive.
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