"Encoding is a CPU-intensive operation. Whilst encoding, using
optimised code is crucial. In this short article I will explain how
I gained a 300% speed boost when encoding DVDs and will show how
having the program's sources and being able to talk to the
maintainers sometimes really, really helps. Welcome to doing things
'the GNU/Linux way.'
"Ever since Gej cracked Microsoft's almost-MPEG4 compliant
codecs and named them DivX, people have tried their damnedest best
to package video in the most efficient way: retaining quality and
reducing size. This led to a rewrite of the DivX codec under the
name ProjectMayo. It generated two forks: one called DivX,
proprietary and closed, edited by DivX Networks, with Windows,
MacOS and (obsolete) GNU/Linux versions available in binary
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