[theora-dev] Question about updated block list history in the encoder

John Ridges jridges at masque.com
Thu Nov 20 09:03:09 PST 2008

Thanks for letting me know I probably wasn't nuts. I guess the craziness 
doesn't make too much difference if no one has noticed it by now (I 
looked at the original VP3 code and it does exactly the same thing). Two 
questions though: 1) is Thusnelda a replacement for just the encoder 
(meaning will the current Theora decoder accept a Thusnelda stream) and 
2) is there any way to get a sneak peek at the Thusnelda code?

Timothy B. Terriberry wrote:
> John Ridges wrote:
>> Am I missing something here, or is it supposed to work like this? Any 
>> help would be appreciated.
> A) I highly doubt it's supposed to work like this
> B) It doesn't really matter, since Thusnelda will (hopefully in the not
> _too_ distant future) be replacing the old VP3 encoder we're shipping
> now. Thusnelda decides when to code or skip blocks by solving a real
> optimization problem with a real objective function, rather than using a
> bunch of heuristics.

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