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Schrödinger is a Dirac video codec meant for user applications.

The Dirac Project

Originally created by the BBC Research department, the Dirac project has expanded to include companies providing hardware equipment and software for handling Dirac video, as well as an active open-source development group.

Origin of the Name “Dirac”

The name “Dirac” is a reference to Paul A. M. Dirac, British physicist and winner of the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics. The prize was shared with Erwin Schrödinger, for whom the Schroedinger implementation of Dirac was named.

dirac-research vs. schroedinger

The Dirac project maintains two encoder implementations: dirac-research (formerly just dirac), a research encoder, and Schrödinger, which is meant for user applications. Schrödinger outperforms dirac-research in most encoding situations, both in terms of encoding speed and visual quality.

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Timothy Gu
Timothy Gu
GNU GPL v2, GNU GPL v3, GNU LGPL v2.1, GNU LGPL v3, MIT / X / Expat Licence, Mozilla Public Licence

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