[Theora-dev] Re: DSP stamp

John Kintree jkintree at swbell.net
Thu Oct 28 19:38:33 PDT 2004

Yes, the Theora codec is based on VP3, which is an earlier version of ON2's 
VP6 codec.  Theora is currently at its alpha 3 release, and is stable enough 
to have been used already for streaming live video from a number of 
conferences, and for encoding several videos that can be found at 

Development has progressed to the point that the value of the codec can be 
seen.  That value could be enhanced, I believe, by implementing the codec in 

When I saw the Oct. 22, 2004 announcement of your DSP stamp at 
it seemed like your module might be a candidate for embedded hardware that 
could allow camcorders or webcams to encode video into theora format in 
real-time.  I look forward to any further information you can share about 

On Thursday 28 October 2004 01:33 pm, you wrote:
> Mr Kintree,
> Thanks for your enquiry. I don't have any direct experience with the Theora
> codec, however we are currently in negotiation with ON2 to provide their
> codec's on our hardware. I am currently waiting for them to get back to me
> with some further technical specifications. As soon as I get these I will
> pass them on. From this information you should be able to extrapolate some
> rough performance figures for the theora codec, which I believe is based on
> an earlier version of ON2's VP6 codec.
> Can I ask if you have a specific application in mind and if you are
> interested in porting the theora codec?
> Best regards,
> Andrew Seddon(andrew.seddon at camsig.co.uk)
> Cambridge Signal Processing, Ltd. (www.camsig.co.uk)
> TEL: +44 1354 742563
> FAX: +44 1354 740693
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Kintree [mailto:jkintree at swbell.net]
> Sent: 28 October 2004 18:23
> To: sales at camsig.co.uk
> Subject: DSP stamp
> Would the DSP stamp, if built into webcams or camcorders, allow for
> real-time compression of video in ogg theora format?
> Thanks,
> John Kintree
> http://www.theora.org

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