[theora] Re: [theora-dev] FOSS Codecs for Online Video: Usability,
Uptake and Development - First Draft
anna at engagemedia.org
anna at engagemedia.org
Tue Sep 18 02:47:09 PDT 2007
Thanks for that :) I had heard of JMF but really not the FMJ project.
Sounds very interesting, I'll take a look.
I have added your notes to the wiki. There are a couple of places to add
info - to the next version of the report or to the input page if you'd
rather not have to format it / slot it in and I can do that for you.
Version 1.2 of the document on the wiki here to be added to:
Input page here for notes and additions:
This is where I've copied your text - I'll let you know if we need
further details in particular or feel free to post them there (as goes
for anyone else).
Ken Larson wrote:
> Anna -
> This is a fantastic summary of FOSS/Multimedia.
> I thought it might be worth mentioning the FMJ project, and its
> subprojects ffmpeg-java and theora-java in your document.
> FMJ is an open-source implementation of the Java Media Framework
> (JMF). It is still under development and is not at the same level of
> maturity of the of some of the other FOSS projects you mention. But
> nonetheless some basic playback, processing, RTP, and capture device
> functionality is supported.
> It supports ogg/vorbis/theora via the jorbis, jogg, and jheora (jheora
> is from the Cortado applet, and is LGPL) libraries. It is possible to
> assemble all of these components into an applet, we have a live demo at
> The functionality is not at the same level as the cortado applet.
> However, development on the cortado applet seems to have reached a
> standstill, and the FMJ project is still making progress. To the
> extent that you are making recommedations for development resources,
> FMJ is always glad to have help.
> The applet is only one small part of FMJ. I can give you any
> additional details, if you are interested.
> Ken Larson
> FMJ project, fmj.sourceforge.net
> anna at engagemedia.org wrote:
>> Dear Theora/Xiph folk,
>> FOSS Codecs for Online Video: Usability, Uptake and Development -
>> First Draft*
>> A review of available tools for the creation, playback and embedding
>> of online video using Free and Open Source Software video codecs and
>> a look at the most pressing areas for development to enhance their
>> adoption by social change video projects on the web.
>> I have been writing this report into FOSS Video Codecs for the last
>> few months for the Transmission network of online video projects for
>> social change.
>> A version in PDF (see below) is also available for reading offline here:
>> I would rather have feedback into a second draft from the
>> Transmission network before distributing the report too widely, to
>> ensure the report benefits from all our knowledge and reflects the
>> needs of the network. But I thought people on this list might like to
>> take a look at the draft and let me know what is missing or pitch in
>> with some different opinions. It is a set of practical
>> recommendations for projects within our network and beyond, rather
>> than an academic report.
>> The recommendations cover codecs and containers, player and
>> transcoding software, server-side transcoding, embedded playback,
>> support of FOSS codecs in popular CMSs and the development of a
>> transcoder/uploader client.
>> The report PDF has some formatting errors and I'd prefer to
>> distribute it in an open format - but I can't find a good solution
>> for exporting from MediaWiki - please let me know if anyone has any
>> ideas on this.
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>> theora-dev at xiph.org
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