[Theora-dev] Encoding theora...

illiminable ogg
Tue Jun 29 22:32:06 PDT 2004

----- Original Message -----
From: "Timothy B. Terriberry" <tterribe at vt.edu>
To: "illiminable" <ogg at illiminable.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 3:30 AM
Subject: RE: [Theora-dev] Encoding theora...

> >In the yuv_buffer i'm sending in... i am just setting
> >
> >y_stride = y_width = videoWidth
> >uv_stride = videoWidth/2
> >y_height = videoHeight
> >uv_height = videoHeight/2
> >
> >Making the y buffer (width*height) and each of u and v (width*height/4)
> >
> >Am i correct in doing this ? I knwo stride needn't equal width... but
> >the videos width, can i just make them equal ? Any restrictions ?
> The stride you provide is derived from the layout in memory of your frame
> data. If your data is just a videoWidth*videoHeight array, then setting
> equal to the width is the correct thing to do.

OK... thanks...

> >For the bitrate fields... what happens if i set it to 0 ? Will it do some
> >default action ?
> AFAIK encoder_example sets it to 0.
> >Also the aspect ratio fields... i am just setting
> >
> >aspect_numerator = videoWidth
> >aspect_denominator = videoHeight
> >
> >Am i correct in doing this ? Any restrictions ?
> No, this is incorrect. The aspect ratio is the pixel aspect ratio, not the
> frame aspect ratio. For square pixels, set both values to 1.

Aha ! I thought it that was wrong !

> >Also... i'm noticing that most of the filters in directshow output YUY2
> >not YUV12... just curious if there is code floating around somewhere to
> >the conversion before i write it myself... it doesn't look too complex
> >anyway.
> I'm sure ffmpeg or mplayer or some other GPL'd project has code to do

I'd prefer to find something BSD licensed... i might just write it myself.

> One thing to be careful about is the chroma sampling positions, which
> differ between 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 formats. Not that you can really tell what
> they're supposed to be from a FOURCC.

Yeah... i noticed that when looking around... there's a half pixel offset
depending whether the sampling positions are aligned to the pixels or
aligned between two pixels.

> >Also, looking at some wmv output... (which is a format that outputs
> >it doesn't set a frame rate in the setup header... so i assume this means
> >it's a variable frame rate if such a thing exists ?? Any thoughts on the
> >best way to map a variable frame rate output onto theoras fixed frame
rate ?
> As I understand it, a lot of dshow filters don't specify a framerate, even
> it _is_ constant and known. Most solutions seem to be of the "ask the user
> one" variety.

OK... fair enough....

Thanks very much for your help....

Maybe now i can get it to create something other than a solid pink frame !


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