Department

Computer Science Department

Degree Name

BS in Computer Science

Date

6-2015

Advisor(s)

Gene Fisher

Abstract/Summary

x264 is a free video codec for encoding video streams into the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format. It has become the new standard for video encoding, providing higher quality with a higher compression than that of XviD. x264 provides a command line interface as well as an API and is used in popular applications such as HandBrake and FFmpeg. Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is a very popular audio coding standard for lossy digital audio compression. AAC provides a higher sound quality than MP3 at similar bitrates. This senior project describes the design and implementation of a x264 video encoding frontend that uses these codecs to encode videos. The frontend provides a simple and easy-to-use graphical user interface. Subtitles are preserved across encodes and the resulting encoded file is stored in a Matroska container format.

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