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Old 3rd March 2005, 23:15   #1  |  Link
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History x264

I've some questions about the history of x264:

1) I guess fenrir started with the development from scratch. If so, when (I saw the name popping up on 05-12-2004 in this forum)?

2) Why is it called "x264"? Is it the x from XviD?

3) Where/when is the official first announcement of x264? Since it was not in this forum, I assume it was somewhere else?
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2) Maybe for "eXtreme"
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x probably referes to X
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3) Where/when is the official first announcement of x264? Since it was not in this forum, I assume it was somewhere else?
The oldest reference I can found is on the hdot264 mailing list (btw have a look at the project members list... you'll find some very well-known names ). It dates back October 2003. Here is the relevant thread (check fenrir's answer).

As for the name, it's maybe a reference to XviD, but possibly not. After all, the "x" is present in the name of a lot of technology-related projects.
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hm you can catch fen on irc on freenode (eg on the #x264 channel ) i am sure he can answers all the questions about the starting of x264
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