[Theora] trying to encode from dvd using mplayer

David Kuehling dvdkhlng at gmx.de
Fri Dec 3 15:07:30 PST 2004

>>>>> "Arc" == Arc Riley <arc at xiph.org> writes:

> On Fri, Dec 03, 2004 at 11:08:35PM +0100, David Kuehling wrote:
>>  > That's how I got around it.  Just use the unix "cat" command to
>> join > the files..
>> > cat >>piece1.ogg piece2.ogg piece3.ogg piece4.ogg
>> Works in theory, but I'm not sure how many players can cope with such
>> files...?

> Anything that implements Ogg correctly.  Oh, that's almost
> nothing. Hmm.  Well, you could help me with the various work nessesary
> to get libogg2 out, and thereby, solve this incompatability problem
> across the board...

the mplayer people seem to consider any demuxer that requires an
external library to be wronlgy designed...  last thing i read on
mplayer-dev was that somebody considered backporting the native
mplayer-g2 ogg demuxer (that doesn't need libogg).  also not sure how
libogg2 helps with the .ogm demuxing.

just thinking about the right upgrade-path for mplayer.  maybe create a
new ogg demuxer for vorbis/theora and then, if it works and gets
accepted, add more .ogm-compatability stuff to it?  And if the mplayer
people can be persuaded to allow a libogg2 dependant demuxer, could this
be an acceptable effort?

sorry for the mplayer-centric view.  with my crappy computer (and all
the crappy video-files and crappy dvb-t reception) i just seem to depend
on all that neat video filters that only mplayer has.

btw what is it that needs to be done for libogg2?  (wrong mailing list
to ask?)


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