[Theora] using recent theora under FreeBSD and Linux

Ivan Popov pin at medic.chalmers.se
Tue Oct 12 03:33:43 PDT 2004

Now the same programs are easily available under FreeBSD 5.x as well.
The same setup instructions, and the same binaries are run (via Linux ABI).

(coda-client-setup has been upgraded to support FreeBSD on Intel 32)

Note that you do _not_ need any "Linux support libraries",
just the kernel linux abi module (called "linux") and the Coda module
(called "coda") - both are included in the generic FreeBSD kernel.


On Sun, Oct 10, 2004 at 12:09:32PM +0200, Ivan Popov wrote:
> Hello,
> in case somebody wants to test Theora without compilation,
> feel free to use konvalo.org's setup.
> It includes mplayer with theora from svn 2004-09-21 with Wim Taymans'
> mmx-patches from August 2004 applied
> (there are mplayer and mplayer.theora-mmx, the latter with decoder
> mmx-patches from VP3HoSwiYO)
> and a theora-encoder script (a bit slower than ffmpeg2theora as it runs
> several processes, but also a bit more universal)
> The program names with a .reference suffix relate to the versions without
> any mmx-related patches applied.
> You will need a Coda client which is available at
> http://www.konvalo.org/pub/coda-client-setup
> (see http://www.konvalo.org/?pagename=Main.Software)
> and then either run "/coda/konvalo.org/start" to get a shell session
> with these programs in the PATH
> or  "/coda/konvalo.org/start mplayer [args]"  and so on.
> The first start will be slow as it fetches a lot of libraries,
> but only the first time.
> This works on any Linux distribution with a 2.6.x kernel.
> The Coda client can be easily wiped out of the system at any time,
> by running "coda-client-setup --unsetup".
> Comments are welcome at <pin at konvalo.org>

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