[theora] Theora Workshop

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 20:08:52 PST 2009

Would a Forum work better? This is mostly about people asking
questions and getting them answered and documenting these, right?

We already have http://www.theora.org/ and
http://wiki.xiph.org/index.php/Theora for technical information
including a FAQ and a list of sites that use Theora.


On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 12:59 PM, Laurent Fraisse <lfraisse at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for your answer Michael and Conrad.
> I feel there's a need for better/centralized documentation, but I'm only
> beginning to see how it could be organized.
> First I think your answers confirm what my searches told me, there is not a
> starting point so far. We have to set up a wiki from scratch.
> Concerning Mozilla I think Michael is right, they should focus on developers
> and work on their own wiki (I don't know the extent of their documentation
> work so far). User-side I think every article on the user's wiki should
> tackle one issue at large and add the firefox-specific answers.
> So let's see how it could work:
> Mozilla + Xiph work on a developer's wiki, and outline the user's need based
> on their developers' focus + marketing vision for Theora
> Theora/Firefox users' community writes draft articles about problems they
> met and how they got to solve them, useful tools.
> Mozilla + Xiph provide guidance on how to straighten the whole thing.
> Do you think this could be a good starting point?
> Laurent
> On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 02:38, Conrad Parker <conrad at metadecks.org> wrote:
>> 2009/2/20 Laurent Fraisse <lfraisse at gmail.com>:
>> > Hi All,
>> >
>> > Firefox 3.1 will be released in a couple of months and I still feel we
>> > need
>> > a strong knowledge base to leverage a widespread use of Theora.
>> >
>> > While working on the Firefox in Motion video I've been looking for some
>> > kind
>> > of comprehensive documentation, but the best I could get was answers of
>> > the
>> > community here (thank you again). Theora will not become a standard if
>> > people have to err and miss and tweak their way through the web.
>> > But maybe I've missed some valuable website which, however incomplete,
>> > could
>> > be a great starting point?
>> >
>> > I suggested to Mozilla that we set up a Theora Workshop, a wiki for
>> > instance.
>> >
>> > I have posted my thoughts on the Mozilla Marketing  newsgroup:
>> > http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla.marketing/topics
>> >
>> > How can we quickly move along that way?
>> ok, sounds like a great idea. What do you envisage?
>>  * a new wiki
>>  * part of an existing wiki (eg. for firefox users?)
>> Technically it should at least explain how to make Ogg Theora content,
>> how to manage it (edit, upload etc.) and how to serve it.
>> What other aspects should it cover?
>> Conrad.
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