hannes.hauswedell at gmail.com
Tue Apr 4 03:54:52 PDT 2006
i have two questions:
1. which encoders do you recomend? i have tried most, and i am pretty unhappy
with all of them :( . thoggen only works on linux and is very unstable
(crashes always during the encoding process) and most frontends to
encoder_example dont work or are very buggy. ogmrip also doenst look very
promising since it seems to convert dvds into other lossy formats first and
then into theora.
the only decent encoder is vlc. it works fine, but the encoded movies have a
lot of "freeze-frames" (the movies 'stutter'). is this a libtheora or a vlc
issue? because right now i am back to encoding ogm files with vorbis and xvid
i am also thinking of writing a proper graphical 'ripper' myself, although
right now i definitely do not have the time( i also miss other feauteres like
ripping multiple audio streams into one file). if i should do so, would you
recommend using gstreamer-theora or a different encoder as a base?
2. why is theora so slow? why is theora-mmx in an exrta branch (this makes it
hard to setup)? it would be much easier if one could decide at compile time
whether one wants mmx extensions or not... most modern day computers have mmx
(all of the x86 family dont they?)
thank you very much for your work!
i hope theora gets more public attention in the future.
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