New codec releases

We updated all the plugins in the webshop over the last few days with newer, faster, better versions. So if you have purchased our plugins just log into your account on and ‘view’ your order. You will see a download link inside which will let you download the updated package. Especially the Windows Media packages contains a lot of improvements.

Big new release of Schrödinger

Just cut the 0.6.0 release of Schrodinger, our implementation of the Dirac video codec. This is a major milestone release as it should be fully bitstream compliant. This means that if you use Schrodinger to encode a Dirac file today you should be able to decode it with any compliant decoder in the future.
Of course you should wait for the 0.7.0 release at least before doing a major migration of your media collection as we might still have bugs causing us to not be 100% compliant. Anyway getting this release out is a big step forward for the project, and while there are still many improvements we want to see happen, it at least brings Schrodinger into the realm of being useful outside pure testing scenarios. Tim has also promised a new release of Thoggen soon with experimental Dirac support using Schrodinger.

5 thoughts on “New codec releases

  1. Thank you, great timing too :)

    National TV in denmark launched a “internet news channel” today! (
    Didn’t work with previous plugin – works with new (wmv). Site is still not perfect… but :/
    (Crap i have to pay twice……..)

    Stuff like this seems to be what fluendo is supposed to handle? (The backend…)

    A few months a ago they had a max 1000 viewers license (duh!)……

  2. This is excellent news. I can’t wait to do some more serious playing with Scrodinger now.

  3. Christian you are the constant bearer of good news, I can’t wait for Schrodinger to hit my Fedora so I can start backing up my DVDs in a high quality format.

  4. Would be interesting to know where is Schrödinger now as compared to x264. Have you done any comparison encoding the same video with both at the same bitrate to see how do they compare regarding image quality and CPU usage? Of course x264 should be ahead now, but I’m just curious to see how close is Schrödinger already.

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