BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

13 June 2014
Accessibility help
Text only

BBC Homepage

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!




Dirac is a state of the art video codec that provides general-purpose video compression and decompression tools. It is cross-platform and written in ANSI standard C++. Currently Dirac is in alpha (early development). It is principally command line but there is an experimental support for Windows Media Player and MPlayer. Ultimately Dirac will support a variety of players on different platforms. For more information visit the home page, in particular the FAQ at


The Files

Please see the Dirac project page for these

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy