YUV4MPEG2 Origin

Does anyone know where the YUV4MPEG2 format comes from? If you google for it, you will find the afore-linked MultimediaWiki page. Does that imply that multimedia.cx, in conjuntion with FFmpeg, control the ‘standard’, such as it is?

The reason I am wondering is that I have some experiments I wish to perform that involve raw video data that does not necessarily conform to any of the formats already enumerated in Y4M’s wiki description.

3 thoughts on “YUV4MPEG2 Origin

  1. Multimedia Mike Post author

    As a matter of fact, no, so thanks for that link. So the format definitely doesn’t support what I need. And I’m a bit wary about putting code out in the wild that violates standard.

  2. compn

    when it violates standard but adds more colorspace or speed or compression, just do what ffmpeg did with huffyuv and make a new codec/format called ffyuv4mpeg :P

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