[FFmpeg-user] RealVideo 8

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Mon Sep 16 12:25:33 CEST 2013

Fernando Cassia <fcassia <at> gmail.com> writes:

> I wonder if someone has reverse-engineered the ancient 
> RV8 codec (Realvideo 8)...

Yes, it was reverse-engineered and decoding is possible.
(May not be bit-exact, I don't remember.)

> in other words if it's possible to encode .rmv files 
> with ffmpeg and with the RV8 codec

No, given that this codec is H264-related, this would 
be a task for x264.

Note that "ancient" is a bit misleading since we do 
support encoding to RealVideo5 and RealVideo G2.

Carl Eugen

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