Compared to existing, common opensource H264 encoders, this can be useful since it has got a different license (BSD instead of GPL).
Performance- and qualitywise it is comparable to x264 in ultrafast mode.
Hooking it up as an encoder in libavcodec also simplifies comparing it against other common encoders.
This requires OpenH264 1.3 or newer. Since the OpenH264 API and ABI changes frequently, only releases are supported.
To take advantage of the OpenH264 patent offer, the OpenH264 library must not be redistributed, but downloaded at runtime at the end-user's system.
8a3d9ca libavcodec: Add an OpenH264 encoder wrapper
Changelog | 1 +
configure | 4 +
libavcodec/Makefile | 1 +
libavcodec/allcodecs.c | 1 +
libavcodec/libopenh264enc.c | 228 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
libavcodec/version.h | 2 +-
6 files changed, 236 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)