[Theora-dev] FPGA implementation/ players speed?

Ivan Popov pin at medic.chalmers.se
Wed Mar 9 02:48:57 PST 2005

On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 03:28:44AM -0700, Andrey Filippov wrote:
> Currently (with the previous MJPEG-only) cameras we use custom
> Knoppix-based live CD - and yes, it has Mplayer with some patches and
> Live.com library for streaming support. And this is the way we are

Are you trying to watch the video on Linux now as well?

If you can acquire a 3+ GHz P4 machine with Linux 2.6, you may want
to test mplayer with the optimized theora lib.

You can run it directly from Konvalo.org which should be
the most convenient way to test. (you install just the Coda client
and then run any program, including "mplayer.theora-mmx". That's how I was
able to quickly test on 3 different machines on two campuses - by the way
all of these three machines happen to run different OSs, {Linux,{Free,Net}BSD}
how bizarre it may sound :)

> Other idea (I discussed it here in January) is to make a videoserver that
> will trascode the full resolution Ogg/Theora (that will be recorded too)
> to lower resolution MJPEG versions (by decimating - maybe just DC

If it will not be a full decoding, it should not need the same power,


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