[theora] Fwd: [whatwg] Suddenly, ~40% of IE users get HTML5 Theora with no effort

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Sun Feb 7 23:55:51 PST 2010

On Feb 7, 2010, at 03:12, Remco wrote:

> I'm considering two possible development routes:
>     1. Implement a Theora decoder in ActionScript or hAxe, much like
>        Cortado for Java. I'd rather use hAxe, since it's a completely
>        free development environment. This is obviously a lot of work,
>        but it could mirror Cortado's design. 
>     2. Compile libtheora with Alchemy to Flash bytecode and use it with
>        ActionScript. Alchemy's generated bytecode is supposed to be an
>        order of magnitude faster than what you get with ActionScript.
>        This seems like less work to me, but that's not counting jumping
>        through Adobe hoops. Also, it's beta.
> Both hAxe and Alchemy have a Vorbis project.

Can a Theora bitstream be converted into a valid VP6 bitstream inexpensively? If yes, can Flash load video that's generated locally?

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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