[FFmpeg-devel] ffvorbis, inverted output

Siarhei Siamashka siarhei.siamashka
Sun Sep 28 02:00:39 CEST 2008

On Saturday 27 September 2008, Siarhei Siamashka wrote:
> On Sunday 14 September 2008, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 04:50:59AM +0300, Siarhei Siamashka wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I tried to do PSNR comparison of libvorbis/ffvorbis/tremor and noticed
> > > that output from ffvorbis is actually inverted (ex. output 0xFFFF in
> > > libvorbis corresponds to 0x0001 in ffvorbis and so on) when compared to
> > > the output from the other decoders.
> > >
> > > Should this be fixed?
> >
> > yes, if all (/most) other vorbis decoders match and we differ from that
> Can these two patches be used as a fix? The first one adds support for
> scaled imdct output. The second one inverts output of the decoder (to match
> libvorbis and tremor) using negative scale factor.
> As additional bonus, 'copy_normalize' function from vorbis decoder is
> simplified. Though I get some inconsistent benchmark results (performance
> difference is negligible with one or another variant getting ahead
> randomly) and would like someone to confirm that there is no performance
> regression.
> Getting scaled imdct output involves sqrt operation and scale factor uses
> odd power of two, so there is some difference in PSNR compared to SVN
> trunk (taking inversion into account):
> stddev:    0.02 PSNR:127.97 bytes: 22057216/ 22057216

Oops, an extra patch to ensure tables alignment is also needed. It is

Regarding performance, it really provides a visible improvement on some files
(the ones which have lots of block size switching and consequently lots
of 'copy_normalize' calls). After having done more tests, I observed vorbis
decoding speedup up to 1%. In any case, output scaling support in IMDCT with
zero overhead should be a good thing to have and might be useful in other
decoders too.

Best regards,
Siarhei Siamashka
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