[theora] Video showcasing Theora in Firefox 3.1

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at gmail.com
Sat Feb 7 23:32:09 PST 2009

On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 2:19 AM, Laurent Fraisse <lfraisse at gmail.com> wrote:
> You got it, I dumbly uploaded a nice 130MB file to Archive.org as I have no
> idea whatsoever how to encode (and my colleagues don't know a bit about
> Theora). Whatever the orginal quality the result was the same poor quality.
> So far it's just about a test page for us, we didn't advertize it for sure.
> I only mentioned it so you get the idea in the campaign about Theora +
> Firefox 3.1.
> Mozilla will eventually host nice Theora files so it's a matter of days
> before such pages go public.
> Sorry for the horrendous test, I know announcements should be made only when
> everything is well fine-tuned. Right now that leaves some time for the
> community to think about future Theora tests to advertize the FF 3.1 final
> release.

No need to apologise.  It's not your fault that the default behaviour
of some software and websites is poor. I think we needed a reminder to
nag archive.org to fix their transcoding system.

There are a number of people on this list (including myself) who can
help with preparing a good encode for wide distribution. Ideally
they'd want to start with the highest quality source material you are
able to get for them. Feel free to call for help.

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