Sep 21, 2008

Dirac: new video compression format from the BBC

Dirac 1.0.0 has just been released. It is an advanced royalty-free video compression format designed for a wide range of uses, from delivering low-resolution web content to broadcasting HD and beyond, to near-lossless studio editing.

Dirac is developed by the BBC R&D and is open source, with support from major media players such as VLC and gstreamer.

Specs and downloads are available at

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