[theora] This is a sad day for interoperability in the Web

Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves justivo at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 09:50:36 PDT 2007

On 8/21/07, Hannes Hauswedell <theora.list at soulrebel.in-berlin.de> wrote:
> - Is this really the case with Theora?

No.  We will change this soon.

> It would be great if we had a stable version of theora

Theora is stable.

> and a simple
> convert-from-anything-to-OGG program for windows that we could offer, so as
> to give less reasons of being turned down (maybe something like that could be
> hacked from vlc).

As I see it, we would like to offer a Qt4 application that would work
on most operating systems with a simple drag&drop interface to convert
files to our formats (Theora, Vorbis, Speex, FLAC, etc.).  However,
nobody here is available to work on this right now, which leaves me to
hire someone from outside to do so.  And we need funds to hire

Would your organization like to sponsor such project?

> Also something like http://www.mux.am that can convert uploaded media and/or
> media-files on the internet to ogg and offer them for download, would be
> great to have embedded on xiph.org . mux.am can actually do this and they
> offer "API-access for developers", maybe they would help...

I will look into this.  It has been suggested that our Spread Open
Media project should offer something like this, so there is interest
in that regards.


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