[Theora] can't get to work windows player

Neil Morris neil at adm1.ph.man.ac.uk
Thu Jun 16 02:44:05 PDT 2005

If you actually want to build a player for the Windows platform using 
cygwin or
msys/mingw and that performs very well, I'd rather go for either VLC or 
I've built both over the last few months and both perform very well with
ogg/theora/vorbis files and streams, though Mplayer still can't cope with 
multiplexed OGG Theora/Vorbis streams as produced by Ezstream. (VLC and
RealPlayer can)

The Win32 VLC binary as downloaded from the VideoLan site includes Theora
encoding and playback "out of the box", Win32 Mplayer as distributed usually
hasn't, and needs the theora lib including at compile time, but binaries 
with it
included can be found on the Net, ie this site:

http://4nykey.nm.ru/bin/    (and a BIG thankyou to whoever runs it!)

carries SVN/CVS snapshot Win32 builds of theora enabled MPlayer together with
VLC and Ffmpeg2theora.

It's all not as much fun as "do it yourself" I know, but I find I've never 
spare time to build my own AND have the time to use the code!.

Hope this helps.
[Landscape VoyageVideo - Ogg/Theora/Vorbis streaming via yp.peercast.org]

At 06:37 16/06/2005, you wrote:
>Hi! I'm having some trouble with theora in windows, I would really 
>appreciate if you could be able to give me a hand with this.
>First, I was not able to build theora in cygwin, because I built vorbis 
>and ogg perfectly, but when I try to run ./configure with theora it can't 
>find the ogg libs, if I use the --using-ogg-path = ... with /usr/local/lib 
>it runs ok, but then it fails to compile when running make.
>When I tried it on Windows, I use C++ .NET . I tried the .tar.gz on 
>theora's page, I built succesfully the library and then I wanted to build 
>the player for windows but splayer.c was not on the package, I got it 
>somewhere from internet but it didn't work. I mean, I could succesfully 
>build it, but when I run it with a theora ogg file, the SDL screen gets 
>with a lot of colors and I can see a that the window shows an error 
>message that must be closed. I then tried on a MS VC++ 6.0 and the same 
>thing happend.
>For last, I downloaded the latest stuff from svn, and was able to build 
>everything in .NET with no other files, but once I try to use splayer.exe 
>program, the same thing detailed above happen. Am I missing something to 
>do?  Please help me, I've been 3 days with this and I don't know what else 
>to try.
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