Opened 10 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#288 closed defect (worksforme)

Theora encode bitrate bug.

Reported by: igor Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: avcodec
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Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no


In ./libavcodec/libtheoraenc.c:

t_info.target_bitrate = avc_context->bit_rate;

It's wrong!

Right way is:
From ffmpeg2theora (

/*Account for the Ogg page overhead.
              This is 1 byte per 255 for lacing values, plus 26 bytes per 4096 bytes for
               the page header, plus approximately 1/2 byte per packet (not accounted for
t_info.target_bitrate = (int) (64870 * (ogg_int64_t)avc_context->bit_rate >> 16);

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libtheora.c.patch (1015 bytes) - added by igor 10 years ago.

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Change History (5)

Changed 10 years ago by igor

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by cehoyos

  • Priority changed from important to normal
  • Status changed from new to open

FFmpeg allows to mux theora into other containers (avi, mkv, nut): Isn't the patch wrong assuming only ogg?

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by igor

This parameter is used only for bitrate in theora coder. It doesn't affect the container. In other words, we specify the quality of a coded frame we would like to get from encoder.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by cehoyos

So you are saying the overhead applies even if not muxing into ogg?
Doesn't that mean the comment in the ffmpeg2theora source is wrong?

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by michael

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from open to closed

the matrix lobby scene with 1000kbps without patch: bitrate=1001.6kbits/s
the matrix lobby scene with 1000kbps with patch: bitrate= 991.8kbits/s
Thus i cannot reproduce this bug

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