[theora-dev] [theora] ffmpeg2theora 0.28 released

Basil Mohamed Gohar abu_hurayrah at hidayahonline.org
Wed Aug 3 10:08:21 PDT 2011

On 08/03/2011 12:48 PM, j at v2v.cc wrote:
> On 08/02/2011 03:36 PM, Basil Mohamed Gohar wrote:
>>> - Merge FFMPEG2THEORA with FFMPEG2DIRAC (0.2.0 is out as fork of
>>> FT0.27) and add support for FLAC output (optional, besides Vorbis)
>> I think the concept of merging ffmpeg2theora & ffmpeg2dirac is a good
>> one, but I think some of us should get together and work with j^ and
>> others to work on the possibility of making a (better name than this)
>> "any2free" encoding utility which will be optimized for outputting in
>> free formats such as those supported by and promoted by the Xiph
>> Foundation, including, for example, VP8/WebM.  This would be a great
>> boon toward open media, I think.
> what would be the benefit compared to ffmpeg or a custom build of it,
> besides possibly better defaults?
> Some time ago I also put together gst2ogg, with a command line interface
> like ffmpeg2theora but using GStreamer and supporting more codecs.
>  bzr branch http://tools.v2v.cc/gst2ogg/
> j
Better defaults, simpler interface, and a single utility to direct
people to, much as we do currently for ffmpeg2theora in general.

gst2ogg is a great idea, for GNU/Linux systems.  The advantage of
ffmpeg2theora is that it's portable across multiple platforms.

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