Commit 36be4f7f authored by John Koleszar's avatar John Koleszar
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Fix drastic undershoot in long form content

When the modified_error_left accumulator exceeds INT_MAX, an incorrect
cast to int resulted in a negative value, causing the rate control to
allocate no bits to that keyframe group, leading to severe undershoot
and subsequent poor quality.

This error was exposed by the recent change to the rolling target and
actual spend accumulators in commit 305be4e4 which fixed them to
actually calculate the average value rather than be re-initialized
on every frame to the average per-frame bitrate. When this bug was
triggered, the target bitrate could be 0, so the rolling target
becomes small, which causes the undershoot. The code prior to 305be4e4
did not exhibit this behavior because the rolling target was always
set to a reasonable value and was independent of the actual target
bitrate. With this patch, the actual target bitrate is calculated
correctly, and the rate control tracks as expected.

This cast was likely added to silence a compiler warning on a comparison
between a double (modified_error_left) and an int (0). Instead, this
patch removes the cast and changes the comparison to be against 0.0,
which should prevent the warning from reoccuring.

This fixes issue #289. Special thanks to gnafu for his efforts in
reporting and debugging this fix.

Change-Id: Ie5cc1a7b516c578a76c3a50c892a6f04a11621fe
parent 6f5189c0
......@@ -2494,7 +2494,7 @@ void vp8_find_next_key_frame(VP8_COMP *cpi, FIRSTPASS_STATS *this_frame)
// Calculate the number of bits that should be assigned to the kf group.
if ((cpi->bits_left > 0) && ((int)cpi->modified_error_left > 0))
if ((cpi->bits_left > 0) && (cpi->modified_error_left > 0.0))
// Max for a single normal frame (not key frame)
int max_bits = frame_max_bits(cpi);
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