[theora] Video showcasing Theora in Firefox 3.1

Laurent Fraisse lfraisse at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 05:54:27 PST 2009

Hi all,

The Theora file are eventually ready. We managed to have Paul Rouget from
Mozilla Europe (just next door) to do a nice encoding (well, you be the
I copied the files on the usual page:

Originally they were on Paul's personal work directory:

Any thoughts about optimising Theora streaming?

Also let me know which native format would be great for you for testing
purposes. I believe we were working with ProRes but it's all supposed to be
QT hot out from Final Cut Pro.


On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 08:32, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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