[theora] Live CD/DVD for encoding?
Michael A. Peters
mpeters at mac.com
Thu Aug 13 23:34:27 PDT 2009
I'm running CentOS, which means many of the support libraries are a bit
on the stale side.
I have occasional need to transcode to theora - but it seems the
transcode program, which I have managed to successfully install, does
not have theora as an output option. It seems I have to use a program
called ffmpeg2theora which I just can not get to build on CentOS - I'm
guessing because ffmpeg2theora really needs newer support libraries than
I have available or maybe it is because I'm 64-bit? My media libraries
are mostly from rpmforge and aren't *that* out of date.
I do NOT want to switch distros, I run CentOS specifically because I
prefer the stability of older libraries without the bleeding edge quirks
in day to day stuff that I always experience when I try more modern
distros like Fedora or Ubuntu. But I guess I may need bleeding edge for
Anyone on this list know of live CD's/DVD's that include ffmpeg2theora?
My needs are motion jpeg (in avi container) to ogg/theora and standard
DVD to ogg theora (not for piracy, for video camera clips transfered to
DVD) - with ability to resize (shrink dimension) during the encoding
I've downloaded three different live iso's that claim to be for "media
production" but none of them have ffmpeg2theora, so rather than waste
additional bandwidth, I'd thought I'd ask if anyone here knows
specifically of a live CD/DVD that does have it.
Unfortunately I do not own a copy of Windows nor do I wish to buy a mac
nor do the videos really need any editing other than specifying time
period I want (mplayer does that), so for this occasional use, a live
linux DVD really probably is the best solution.
The purpose is to make short theora clips available on my field
herpetology web site via the html5 video tag (IE clips of Rattlesnakes
buzzing while fleeing to their hide or toads spawning, etc.).
I really would much rather use Ogg/Theora than something proprietary
like DivX or other currently available options.
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