[theora] Re: [dyne:bolic] Concerning the (correct) use of Theora in FreeJ

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Tue Jan 22 20:18:07 PST 2008

On Jan 23, 2008 5:09 AM, Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves <justivo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thusnelda is a very experimental next-generation Theora, aiming to fix
> many problems in Theora as well as achieving equal or superior quality
> to h.264.  It is not production ready, though.

Thusnelda is planned as a significant update/improvement to the
existing libtheora encoder. It is NOT a 'next-generation Theora' -
it's still Theora, bitstream compatible and all.

It's not at all reasonable or realistic to say it will compete with
H.264; it's intended to substantially improve the quality of the
libtheora encoder, but Theora is simply an older-generation codec than


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