[theora] OLPC project

Ralph Giles giles at xiph.org
Mon Oct 9 14:46:48 PDT 2006

On Mon, Oct 09, 2006 at 05:02:13PM -0400, xiphmont at xiph.org wrote:

> I work in the same group at RedHat as Chris Blizzard of OLPC and talk
> to him most days.  Yes, it has come up and the OLPC group has done
> some amount of Theora testing looking toward OLPC.  The problem boils
> down to CPU performance of theora which slightly outstips the OLPC in
> decode and is much worse yet at encode.

If the cpu has mmx (the Geode LX does, but I don't remember what's in 
the OLPC) then just porting the original vp3 acceleration should take 
care of a "slightly outstrips" on decode.

Won't really help with encode though. What are they planning on using in 
the meantime?


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