[theora] Can I recommend theora to my readers yet? Please?

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Fri Jun 23 09:52:14 PDT 2006


On 6/23/06, Thomas Boutell <boutell at boutell.com> wrote:

I'd sure like to recommend Ogg instead


But to recommend Ogg, I've got to be able to tell folks:
> * How their Windows users can easily get a working Theora/Vorbis player...

VLC supports the playing of Ogg Theora.


Where I live, most people seem to use it.

The only thing is that the VLC browser plug-in is NOT installed by default
(when you install VLC).  You have to "check a box" if you want VLC to also
install the browser plug-in.

* Embedded in Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari...
> * On Windows, Linux or MacOS X (as appropriate, with both
>    IE and Firefox being critical on Windows).
> Unfortunately, as near as I can tell, that's not possible yet.
> Or am I mistaken?

Today AFAICT, the best path for cross-platform and cross-browser Ogg Theora
support is via VLC.

That's what I've been suggesting that everyone install in my question to get
Ogg Theora supported more

See ya

To be clear, I understand that Theora is the video codec,
> Vorbis is the audio codec, and Ogg is the container format.
> I need a solution that works for talkies. (: And for
> audio-only, of course.
> Thanks for your advice!
> --
> Thomas Boutell
> Boutell.Com, Inc.
> http://www.boutell.com/

    Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

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    supercanadian @ gmail.com

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