This is a minor release with several algorithmic improvements and bug
fixes. Note that the bitstream has changed, so files encoded using
earliers version of Dirac cannot be decoded using this version.
Some of the main improvements are
- Significant speedup in the Arithmetic coding and decoding
- Improved compression performance and decoding speed
- MMX optimisation in Motion estimation resulting in
improved encodin speed
- Released a patch for MPlayer-1.0pre6a to enable it to play
back Dirac encoded files. The patch can be downloaded
from the Dirac project page on Sourceforge.
- Released DirectShow filter for Dirac to enable playback of
Dirac bitstreams using Windows Media Player. The patch
can be downloaded from the Dirac project page on