[theora] Windows command-line transcoder for Theora

Cristian Adam cristian.adam at gmail.com
Wed May 26 04:34:10 PDT 2010

On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 8:53 AM, Twisted Lincoln, Inc.
<forum at twistedlincoln.com> wrote:
> That's a huge deal right there.  That's the first tool I've seen for Windows
> to "easily" create Theora steams without needing FFMPEG, which isn't legally
> distributable in the US due to patent laws.  With such a tool brings the
> possibility of legally freeing video from patent encumbered formats without
> having to first violate patent law to do so -- as long as you have a
> DirectShow codec for the source format (for which many legal versions exist,
> and in many cases ship with Windows).
> I'm going to try to contact the author of this, and see if I can convince
> him/her to use a proper Free Software license rather than the vauge "Use of
> this software is strictly 'at your own risk'.  You are welcome to use this
> version of the toTheora encoder in both free and commercial applications."
> statement.  I'll also request they post the source code, which doesn't
> presently seem to appear on the site.
> If such goals are attained, I'll probably create a PYGTK GUI for it, and
> bundle it in one of the next releases of our FreedomSampler disc.
> Tony Lovasco
> Twisted Lincoln, Inc.
> www.twistedlincoln.com

I plan to include a GUI tool (something similar to Miro Video
Converter) in the next release
of Xiph.Org DirectShow OggCodecs package.


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