[XviD-devel] [ANNOUNCE] xvid 1.0.0-beta2 out

Edouard Gomez ed.gomez at free.fr
Fri Dec 5 16:29:09 CET 2003

This is the second beta of XviD 1.0.0. Codenamed "Ciao".

Binary compatibility is preserved, but API has changed for the second
pass plugin (a simple field renaming).

Changes since 1.0.0 beta1 (Aloha):

* xvidcore
 - MPEG4 compliance is back (beta1 was missing the VOS header),
 - matrix quantization is finally thread safe,
 - improved vop type decision,
 - 2pass2 plugin: min key interval was a misleading name. It's been
                  renamed to kfthreshold. And as the kfthresholding
                  behavior was a bit too aggressive, it's been
                  disabled until we decide how it should behave w/o
                  hurting quality,
 - single plugin: fixed quant capping,
 - interlacing artefacts fixed.

* VFW fontend:
 - some misuses of xvidcore were fixed,
 - min key frame widget renamed and moved to the 2pass panel.

* Debian package:
 - small errors in the control file reported and fixed by 
   Nicolas Boos <nicolas(dot)boos{at}wanadoo[dot]fr>.

Next beta releases will focus on tuning for better quality and/or
speed. Though we don't know of any standard compliance problem at
the moment, continue using beta releases with care.

Test test and continue giving feedback -- Edouard Gomez.

Tarballs available as usual on my website until Stefan uploads them to
the download server:

Edouard Gomez

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