[Theora] trying to encode from dvd using mplayer

David Kuehling dvdkhlng at gmx.de
Fri Dec 3 14:52:12 PST 2004

>>>>> "Jack" == Jack Moffitt <jack at xiph.org> writes:

>> Works in theory, but I'm not sure how many players can cope with such
>> files...?

> This is how Ogg is meant to be used.  So if they don't support this,
> it is a bug worth fixing.  This example is quite a good motivation for
> doing so.

have you seen mplayer's ogg demuxer?  last time i had a look at it, it
seemed to badly require a complete rewrite.  unfortunately it supports
not only ogg/theora but also a whole bunch of ugly .ogm incarnations,
which should keep any sane person from attempting to do so :)

of course, a plain ogg/theora demuxer should be simple to fix.  maybe
give mplayer a separate theora demuxer?  but then all those non-standard
ogg/theora files that have some ascii subtitles muxed into them would
not play any more.

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