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ZDNet UK: BBC Launches Open-Source Video Technology

Oct 06, 2004, 15:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Loney)

"The BBC didn't make a particularly big show of its open-source video compression project at LinuxWorld in London on Wednesday, but if the codec lives up to expectations, it could soon be challenging Windows Media Player.

"The codec, called Dirac (after physicist Paul Dirac), is still in alpha but by the time it goes to beta in autumn 2005, say its developers, there is a good chance that it will be as good, if not better, than anything else out there..."

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