1. 31 Aug, 2009 1 commit
    • Fiona Glaser's avatar
      Multi-slice encoding support · 4ccbb199
      Fiona Glaser authored
      Slicing support is available through three methods (which can be mixed):
      --slices sets a number of slices per frame and ensures rectangular slices (required for Blu-ray).  Overridden by either of the following options:
      --slice-max-mbs sets a maximum number of macroblocks per slice.
      --slice-max-size sets a maximum slice size, in bytes (includes NAL overhead).
      Implement macroblock re-encoding support to allow highly accurate slice size limitation.  Might be useful for other things in the future, too.
      4ccbb199
  2. 19 Aug, 2009 1 commit
    • Fiona Glaser's avatar
      Add support for frame-accurate parameter changes · c83699f1
      Fiona Glaser authored
      Parameter structs can now be passed with individual frames.
      The previous method would only change the parameter of what was currently being encoded, which due to delay might be very far from an intended exact frame.
      Also add support for changing aspect ratio.  Only works in a stream with repeating headers and requires the caller to force an IDR to ensure instant effect.
      c83699f1
  3. 17 Aug, 2009 1 commit
    • Fiona Glaser's avatar
      Lookahead VBV · 30a82c75
      Fiona Glaser authored
      Use the large-scale lookahead capability introduced in MB-tree for ratecontrol purposes.
      (Does not require MB-tree, however.)
      Greatly improved quality and compliance in 1-pass VBV mode, especially in CBR; +2db OPSNR or more in some cases.
      Fix some other bugs in VBV, which should improve non-lookahead mode as well.
      Change the tolerance algorithm in row VBV to allow for more significant mispredictions when buffer is nearly full.
      Note that due to the fixing of an extremely long-standing bug (>1 year), bitrates may change by nontrivial amounts in CRF without MB-tree.
      30a82c75
  4. 08 Aug, 2009 1 commit
  5. 07 Aug, 2009 1 commit
    • Fiona Glaser's avatar
      Macroblock-tree ratecontrol · 835ccc3c
      Fiona Glaser authored
      On by default; can be turned off with --no-mbtree.
      Uses a large lookahead to track temporal propagation of data and weight quality accordingly.
      Requires a very large separate statsfile (2 bytes per macroblock) in multi-pass mode.
      Doesn't work with b-pyramid yet.
      Note that MB-tree inherently measures quality different from the standard qcomp method, so bitrates produced by CRF may change somewhat.
      This makes the "medium" preset a bit slower.  Accordingly, make "fast" slower as well, and introduce a new preset "faster" between "fast" and "veryfast".
      All presets "fast" and above will have MB-tree on.
      Add a new option, --rc-lookahead, to control the distance MB tree looks ahead to perform propagation analysis.
      Default is 40; larger values will be slower and require more memory but give more accurate results.
      This value will be used in the future to control ratecontrol lookahead (VBV).
      Add a new option, --no-psy, to disable all psy optimizations that don't improve PSNR or SSIM.
      This disables psy-RD/trellis, but also other more subtle internal psy optimizations that can't be controlled directly via external parameters.
      Quality improvement from MB-tree is about 2-70% depending on content.
      Strength of MB-tree adjustments can be tweaked using qcompress; higher values mean lower MB-tree strength.
      Note that MB-tree may perform slightly suboptimally on fades; this will be fixed by weighted prediction, which is coming soon.
      835ccc3c
  6. 07 Jul, 2009 1 commit
    • Fiona Glaser's avatar
      Totally new preset system for x264.c (not libx264), new defaults · 71b9d885
      Fiona Glaser authored
      Other new features include "tune" and "profile" settings; see --help for more details.
      Unlike most other settings, "preset" and "tune" act before all other options.
      However, "profile" acts afterwards, overriding all other options.
      Our defaults have also changed: new defaults are --subme 7 --bframes 3 --8x8dct --no-psnr --no-ssim --threads auto --ref 3 --mixed-refs --trellis 1 --weightb --crf 23 --progress.
      Users will hopefully find these changes to greatly improve usability.
      71b9d885
  7. 04 Mar, 2009 1 commit
    • Fiona Glaser's avatar
      Remove non-pre scenecut · 42f27d04
      Fiona Glaser authored
      Add support for no-b-adapt + pre-scenecut (patch by BugMaster)
      Pre-scenecut was generally better than regular scenecut in terms of accuracy and regular scenecut didn't work in threaded mode anyways.
      Add no-scenecut option (scenecut=0 is now no scenecut; previously it was -1)
      Fix an incorrect bias towards P-frames near scenecuts with B-adapt 2.
      Simplify pre-scenecut code.
      42f27d04
  8. 11 Feb, 2009 1 commit
  9. 20 Jan, 2009 1 commit
    • Fiona Glaser's avatar
      Eliminate support for direct_8x8_inference=0 · 1f0e78d8
      Fiona Glaser authored
      The benefit in the most extreme contrived situation was at most 0.001db PSNR, at the cost of slower decoding.
      As this option was basically useless, it was a waste of code and prevented some other useful optimizations.
      Remove some unused mc code related to sub-8x8 partitions.
      Small deblocking speedup when p4x4 is used.
      Also remove unused x264_nal_decode prototype from x264.h.
      1f0e78d8
  10. 25 Dec, 2008 1 commit
  11. 02 Oct, 2008 1 commit
    • Fiona Glaser's avatar
      Rework subme system, add RD refinement in B-frames · 60455fff
      Fiona Glaser authored
      The new system is as follows: subme6 is RD in I/P frames, subme7 is RD in all frames, subme8 is RD refinement in I/P frames, and subme9 is RD refinement in all frames.
      subme6 == old subme6, subme7 == old subme6+brdo, subme8 == old subme7+brdo, subme9 == no equivalent
      --b-rdo has, accordingly, been removed.  --bime has also been removed, and instead enabled automatically at subme >= 5.
      RD refinement in B-frames (subme9) includes both qpel-RD and an RD version of bime.
      60455fff
  12. 15 Sep, 2008 2 commits
    • Fiona Glaser's avatar
      Psychovisually optimized rate-distortion optimization and trellis · ecc9bfab
      Fiona Glaser authored
      The latter, psy-trellis, is disabled by default and is reserved as experimental; your mileage may vary.
      Default subme is raised to 6 so that psy RD is on by default.
      ecc9bfab
    • Fiona Glaser's avatar
      Add optional more optimal B-frame decision method · 95ed2720
      Fiona Glaser authored
      This method (--b-adapt 2) uses a Viterbi algorithm somewhat similar to that used in trellis quantization.
      Note that it is not fully optimized and is very slow with large --bframes values.
      It also takes into account weightb, which should improve fade detection.
      Additionally, changes were made to cache lowres intra results for each frame to avoid recalculating them.  This should improve performance in both B-frame decision methods.
      This can also be done for motion vectors, which will dramatically improve b-adapt 2 performance when it is complete.
      This patch also reads b_adapt and scenecut settings from the first pass so that the x264 header information in the output file will have correct information (since frametype decision is only done on the first pass).
      95ed2720
  13. 14 Sep, 2008 1 commit
    • Fiona Glaser's avatar
      Move adaptive quantization to before ratecontrol, eliminate qcomp bias · 80458ffc
      Fiona Glaser authored
      This change improves VBV accuracy and improves bit distribution in CRF and 2pass.
      Instead of being applied after ratecontrol, AQ becomes part of the complexity measure that ratecontrol uses.
      This allows for modularity for changes to AQ; a new AQ algorithm can be introduced simply by introducing a new aq_mode and a corresponding if in adaptive_quant_frame.
      This also allows quantizer field smoothing, since quantizers are calculated beofrehand rather during encoding.
      Since there is no more reason for it, aq_mode 1 is removed.  The new mode 1 is in a sense a merger of the old modes 1 and 2.
      WARNING: This change redefines CRF when using AQ, so output bitrate for a given CRF may be significantly different from before this change!
      80458ffc
  14. 06 Sep, 2008 1 commit
    • Fiona Glaser's avatar
      Revert part of r963 · 654e5498
      Fiona Glaser authored
      In some rare (but significant) cases, the optimized nal_encode algorithm gave incorrect results.
      654e5498
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    • Fiona Glaser's avatar
      Update file headers throughout x264 · bdbd4fe7
      Fiona Glaser authored
      Update "Authors" lists based on actual authorship; highest is most important
      Update copyright notices and remove old CVS tags from file headers
      Add file headers to GTK and other sections missing them
      Update FSF address
      Other header-related cosmetics
      bdbd4fe7
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  28. 15 Dec, 2006 1 commit
    • Loren Merritt's avatar
      New threading method: · 7b4f6a1f
      Loren Merritt authored
      Encode multiple frames in prallel instead of dividing each frame into slices.
      Improves speed, and reduces the bitrate penalty of threading.
      
      Side effects:
      It is no longer possible to re-encode a frame, so threaded scenecut detection
      must run in the pre-me pass, which is faster but less precise. 
      It is now useful to use more threads than you have cpus. --threads=auto has
      been updated to use cpus*1.5.
      Minor changes to ratecontrol.
      
      New options: --pre-scenecut, --mvrange-thread, --non-deterministic
      
      
      git-svn-id: svn://svn.videolan.org/x264/trunk@607 df754926-b1dd-0310-bc7b-ec298dee348c
      7b4f6a1f
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