[theora-dev] Theora on iPhone

Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves justivo at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 13:14:57 PDT 2008

On 10/7/08, Steven Woolley <woobert at gmail.com> wrote:
> I posted a while back "complaining" about lack of a theora player on the
> iPhone.  Porting the code for libtheora (and libogg/libvorbis) was
> (relatively) painless, and appears to be working.

Hey, cool!  You should send patches upstream.

> The SDL port to iphone uses an opengl-es driver and opengl drivers for SDL
> don't support YUV overlay's!

I reckon video players in iphone aren't using SDL, but probably
something specific to the platform.  If you can find what it is, that
would probably be the best solution.

> a) convert from YUV to RGB in code (this probably won't work for realtime
> decoding)

Of the three ideas this one seems feasable, IMO.

> On a negative note, the guy that ported vlc to iphone (google vlc4iphone)
> hasn't released any of the source...

What the--?  That's illegal; VLC is under GPLv2+.


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