[theora] FYI: tagesschau.de partly with Ogg Theora

j at v2v.cc j at v2v.cc
Fri May 21 09:30:01 PDT 2010

On 05/21/2010 06:18 PM, startx wrote:
> On Fri, 21 May 2010 18:01:31 +0200
> Hannes Hauswedell <theora.list at soulrebel.in-berlin.de> wrote:
>> The news site of Germany's main public television station ARD now has 
>> some short clips in Ogg Theora: http://www.tagesschau.de/tagesschau24/
>> These are the "news in 100 seconds" clips, which are also available
>> in mp4/h264. Curiosuly longer video-news are available as either
>> flash or wmv…
> yes, for german lang speakers there is some more info here:
> http://linuxundich.de/de/ubuntu/tagesschau-mit-ogg-theora-videos/
> this blog quotes a short statement of tagesschau
> "Wir befinden uns zur Zeit noch in der Testphase, so gibt es bislang
> noch keinen HTML5-Player für Ogg/Theora auf unserer Seite und mit der
> Encoding-Performance sind wir auch noch nicht zufrieden. Mittelfristig
> wollen wir jedoch das Ogg/Theora-Angebot ausweiten. "
> very rough translation:
> "We are currently in a test phase, so far there is no HTML5 player for
> Ogg/Theora on our site and we are still not satisfied with the encoding
> performance. However we want to extend our support for Ogg/Theora in
> the future."

they are using the terrible vorbis encoder in ffmpeg, someone please
tell them to fix it and use -acodec libvorbis instead!


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