[theora] Additional encoding options for theora

Bernard Jungen bjung50169 at euphonynet.be
Wed Nov 18 08:45:22 PST 2009

On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 11:16:49AM -0500, Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote:
> Basil Mohamed Gohar wrote:
> > Hey all,
> > 
> > I've been using the example reference encoder that comes with Theora
> > reference implementation from SVN, but there are very few options to
> > tweak encoding parameters in contrast to other codecs utilities such as
> > x264, mpeg2enc, etc.
> This is deliberate.  libtheoraenc is designed with the philosophy that the
> user should specify constraints on the output bitrate and encode CPU time,
> and the encoder should produce the highest possible quality given the
> constraints.

Simplicity is a good philosophy, and more so if one is to reach the widest
audience possible IMO. Theora and Vorbis are great in that respect. I remember
trying to tweak x264 encoding parameters for hours without success.

> What other parameters do you wish for?

Perhaps a better way to compress cartoon-like video would be useful, but may
need a different approach. Anyone has any experience with cartoon support in
other codecs?


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