Talk:OSD Player Testing
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Wouldn't it be nice to have a short reference clip for each codec in the table so everyone can test and update the table with each release ? I'm sure Neuros can fix you with some space to put them up. Or you can attach themto bugzilla bugs if they are less tha 10Mb in size (and that limit can be raised)
--Nerochiaro 02:00, 19 February 2007 (CST)
I would have thought it was tricky to do properly, as you need someone to eyeball each clip for each release. If you can assume a 1:1 relationship of input vs output, and stream the framebuffer output or a hash of it to a file you could automate it so that only changes in the codec rendering would be picked up. Same for audio i guess... sounds like a nightmare to implement though. --Gotan 13:39, 19 February 2007 (GMT+1)
I think it'd be better if plenty of people have their own test suites - we can cover more corner cases that way. I'll try to test everything I've tested here with future firmware versions, along with any other interesting codec permutations I come across. I just noticed that I wasn't up-to-date with my firmware while testing these - I'll probably re-do that tonight. If need be, I can probably send any files I have to codec developers, copyright-status permitting. --Pgunn 14:08, 19 February 2007 (CST)
well, it would be great to have clips of these files too. Basically the way these get fixed is that we sit with the vendors with the clips that won't play and one by one they fix the codecs and framework to play them properly. Pretty horse manure way to do it, IMHO, but that's the way it's done. I suppose that wrecks using these files as a benchmark, which I guess is part of your intention though, huh? --JoeBorn 11 June 2007
How to get results.
I'm trying to find a perfect (or near perfect) method of transcoding my files but I seem to get more hits than misses, perhaps you guys that are more experienced with transcoding can give exact instructions on exactly how you manage to get your files converted, basically tutorials using different software (Avidemux, VLC, etc.) with which codecs / datarates / quantization / etc. to help us newbies out a bit.
And another thought is that perhaps this article should be ordered, and perhaps colour coded to their results (green, yellow, red, grey), to show which codecs and settings are best.