[vlc-devel] Re: VLC 0.6.0

Stephan Assmus stippi at yellowbites.com
Wed May 14 12:24:35 CEST 2003

> ffmpeg is not being replaced by libmpeg2. VLC's own mpeg1/2 decoder 
> was 
> replaced with the libmpeg2 one.

I was always really impressed by the visiual quality of DVD playback in 
VLC. Its much better than PowerDVD on Windows for example. I really 
hope that libmpeg2 lives up to that challenge. Have any tests been done 
to see wether the visual quality is the same?

> ffmpeg takes care of DivX among others, so we would not soon replace 
> that. It's also decodes Sorenson v3 (Quicktime movies ) since a week, 
> so it definitely stays.

Being able to watch Sorenson v3 movies definitely qualifies a jump to 
0.6.0. This is an awesome new feature!

I just hope someone examines the very long launch time of VLC since the 
0.5.0 release. This is my only gripe with VLC. If VLC is compiled with 
plugins built in, launch time does not improve. Why?

Best regards,
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