[theora-dev] More introductions

Ralph Giles zen6669 at zen.co.uk
Wed Jul 17 16:23:09 PDT 2002

On Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at 06:51 PM, Eric M. Kidd wrote:

> The existing systems (QuickTime, VFW, Real) are very complex, 
> frequently buggy, and messy to install.  I think there's a real market 
> for simple, self-contained VP3+Vorbis playback library.  I'd love to 
> see Theora evolve in this direction.

Well, the general plan is to extract a portable version of the vp3 
codec, develop and ogg encoding for it, and wrap it with an api probably 
very like the vorbis one. That should be a simplification over the other 
wrappers you mention.

I don't see why we wouldn't be interested in hosting continued 
development of the quicktime and vfw plugins; however, I've not looked 
closely enough at the current packet structure to be able to guess how 
much (if at all) we'd want to change it for ogg. If there are 
significant bitstream changes, that might complicate maintenance.

Slightly later, Tabuleiro wrote:

> Count me in if you need help with tools for this project, I have some
> experience in software development for Windows/Mac/MacOSX (no Linux,
> though... have to learn it)

We certainly do need help with tools. I believe Monty has volunteered 
for the codec cleanup and ogg embedding, but we'll also need a encoding 
and playback examples and apps for a variety of platforms and formats, 
likely including maintainers for the quicktime and vfw plugins.

But this is an open source project. All reasonably congruent help is 
appreciated. :-)


<p>--- >8 ----
List archives:  http://www.xiph.org/archives/
Ogg project homepage: http://www.xiph.org/ogg/
To unsubscribe from this list, send a message to 'theora-dev-request at xiph.org'
containing only the word 'unsubscribe' in the body.  No subject is needed.
Unsubscribe messages sent to the list will be ignored/filtered.

More information about the Theora-dev mailing list