[FFmpeg-devel] Cisco Thor video codec

Ganesh Ajjanagadde gajjanag at mit.edu
Thu Aug 13 02:34:29 CEST 2015

On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 8:18 PM, Alex Beregszaszi <alex at rtfs.hu> wrote:
> Hi,
> There is a new lossy video codec proposed by Cisco called Thor. See
> the draft at https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-fuldseth-netvc-thor-00
> They have also published a 2-clause BSD licensed implementation at
> https://github.com/cisco/thor
> It looks like a fairly simple codec, but also includes:
> - loop filters
> - multiple reference frames ("n last frames")
> - b-frames

Some further information about this (and how it relates to the Daala effort):
HN article: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10042469

Brief punchline of HN discussion is that Daala and Thor are working
taking good ideas from each other to (hopefully) get something
royalty/patent free
as part of NetVC effort (IETF proposed standard).

> Best,
> Alex
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