[theora] Theora player for Nokia Series 60
Benjamin M. Schwartz
bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu
Tue Apr 13 12:42:41 PDT 2010
Stuart Fisher wrote:
>> On the topic of scaling, I note that the S60 claims to use the Helix
>> system (from Real) for multimedia. There is existing code for Theora
>> playback in Helix on the desktop. Perhaps that code could be reused here,
>> to make use of video scaling hardware and otherwise improve integration
>> with the rest of the phone's software.
> Nokia phones include Real Player in the ROM, but I don't think they support
> theora. My N82 and 5800 certainly don't.
What I really meant was if you could plug your own decoder into Real
Player, then maybe you could make use of its accelerated scaling driver.
Unfortunately, a quick search doesn't turn up any docs to indicate that
this possible, nor to document how to use the scaling driver.
> It would make a lot of sense for us
> to try and get Nokia to include the theora decoder in the Real Player.
That would certainly be nice. Good luck.
> don't know much about Helix, but I guess it is the engine that is used for
> Real Player? According to the Helix website there's supposed to be a
> HelixPlayer for Symbian v3 , but it seems to be a work of fiction as it
> looks like it hasn't been updated in years and there isn't a binary file
> anywhere (I didn't bother trying to see if there was any source).
https://symbian.helixcommunity.org/Symbian_helix_v3.html claims to link to
the binaries, although an account is required.
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