[Theora] Other extension for Ogg Theora then "ogg"

RC rcooley at spamcop.net
Tue May 10 13:37:51 PDT 2005

On Tue, 10 May 2005 06:55:17 -0700 (PDT)
pat cito <oggtheora at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Sorry but theora hasn't been released either yet. I
> guess longhorn will be released a few months after
> theora. And by the time people start using Theora on
> their website or so  I guess longhorn will be there
> already.

I don't understand why people so completely ignore the installed base of
Windows users.  There are huge numbers of systems continuing to use
Windows 95/98/ME, etc., and even a couple years after longhorn in
released, there will be thousands upon thousands of people still using
their "old" 95/98/ME/2000/XP machines.

As for Unix, well, it seems that GNOME and KDE filemanagers will work
right, but for all the rest of us not even slightly interested in
installing GNOME or KDE (or even users of those systems that prefer a
different file manager), file extensions continue to be important.

I am also quite bothered by your timeline.  How long past due is Theora
now?  I think by the time it is finally really useable, better codecs
will be comming into common use (H.264, VP10, WMV12, etc.).  It's quite
fortunate libavcodec/snow is developing.

More information about the Theora mailing list