Patent Number: 8,798,155

Title: Method and apparatus for H.264 to MPEG-2 video transcoding

Abstract: A method for transcoding from an H.264 format to an MPEG-2 format is disclosed. The method generally comprises the steps of (A) decoding an input video stream in the H.264 format to generate a picture having a plurality of macroblock pairs that used an H.264 macroblock adaptive field/frame coding; (B) determining a mode indicator for each of the macroblock pairs; and (C) coding the macroblock pairs into an output video stream in the MPEG-2 format using one of (i) an MPEG-2 field mode coding and (ii) an MPEG-2 frame mode coding as determined from the mode indicators.

Inventors: Cote; Guy (San Jose, CA), Winger; Lowell L. (Waterloo, CA)

Assignee: LSI Corporation

International Classification: H04N 7/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018