[theora-dev] FOSS Codecs for Online Video: Usability, Uptake and Development - First Draft

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 04:29:19 PDT 2007

That is totally awesome! It's not totally complete - I seem to be
missing xine and the OggCodecs windows tools. But it is a pretty
damned good report!


On 9/18/07, anna at engagemedia.org <anna at engagemedia.org> wrote:
> Dear Theora/Xiph folk,
> *
> FOSS Codecs for Online Video: Usability, Uptake and Development - First
> Draft*
> A review of available tools for the creation, playback and embedding of
> online video using Free and Open Source Software video codecs and a look
> at the most pressing areas for development to enhance their adoption by
> social change video projects on the web.
> http://wiki.transmission.cc/index.php/FOSS_Codecs_For_Online_Video:_Usability%2C_Uptake_and_Development
> I have been writing this report into FOSS Video Codecs for the last few
> months for the Transmission network of online video projects for social
> change.
> http://transmission.cc
> A version in PDF (see below) is also available for reading offline here:
> http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/anna/FOSS_Codecs_For_Online_Video_1_1.pdf
> I would rather have feedback into a second draft from the Transmission
> network before distributing the report too widely, to ensure the report
> benefits from all our knowledge and reflects the needs of the network.
> But I thought people on this list might like to take a look at the draft
> and let me know what is missing or pitch in with some different
> opinions. It is a set of practical recommendations for projects within
> our network and beyond, rather than an academic report.
> The recommendations cover codecs and containers, player and transcoding
> software, server-side transcoding, embedded playback, support of FOSS
> codecs in popular CMSs and the development of a transcoder/uploader client.
> The report PDF has some formatting errors and I'd prefer to distribute
> it in an open format - but I can't find a good solution for exporting
> from MediaWiki - please let me know if anyone has any ideas on this.
> Cheers,
> Anna
> http://EngageMedia.org
> http://Plumi.org
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