[theora-dev] Theora (and ogg) on iPhone

Maik Merten maikmerten at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 16 22:58:04 PDT 2008

 From what I know no "port" in the usual sense has to be done, if the 
iPhone SDK includes a C compiler (and I would think it does) the decoder 
should just plain work (although performance should benefit from using 
some iPhone DSP).

However, the closed nature of how software is distributed on the iPhone 
(App Store), the environment in which software has to be written (I 
think the SDK is only available for XCode, by I may be wrong) and the 
fees that have to be paid make the iPhone rather unattractive for open 
source developers.


Steven Woolley schrieb:
> I haven't been able to find anything about a port of the ogg/theora 
> decoder to the iPhone.  I'm somewhat amazed it hasn't been done, really, 
> given the campaign against the iPhone in part for "not supporting open 
> source codecs".  So, is there an unspoken ban on this, am I searching in 
> the wrong places or am I just the only one who'd really really like to 
> be able to stream video to the iPhone using an open source codec?
> Thanks, 
> Steve
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