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YUV4MPEG2 Origin

June 30th, 2008 by Multimedia Mike

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.

Posted in Open Source Multimedia | 3 Comments »

3 Responses

  1. Michael Sabin Says:

    I don’t know if this helps, but have you seen this link?
    http://linux.die.net/man/5/yuv4mpeg

  2. Multimedia Mike Says:

    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.

  3. compn Says:

    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