Schrödinger is an implementation of the Dirac video codec, a modern wavelet-based video codec. It features both an encoder and a decoder and GStreamer plugins. Mappings have also been developed for putting Dirac into both the Ogg container format and the MPEG Transport stream container format.
Dirac is a general-purpose video codec aimed at resolutions from QCIF (176x144) to HDTV (1920x1080), progressive or interlaced. It uses wavelets, motion compensation, and arithmetic coding, and aims to be competitive with other state-of-the-art codecs. The Open Source implementation provides a C++ library with an encoder and decoder.