[theora] ffmpeg2theora 0.28 released

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 15:49:16 PDT 2011

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 11:36 PM, Basil Mohamed Gohar
<abu_hurayrah at hidayahonline.org> wrote:
> On 08/02/2011 07:58 AM, dos386 wrote:
>>> ffmpeg2theora 0.28 released
>> Thank you :-)
>> Some suggestions (based on 0.27, no tests with 0.28 yet):
>> - Document prominently versions of used lib's (Theora, Vorbis, FFMPEG)
>> (versions of Theora and Vorbis can be peeked out with some effort,
>> FFMPEG is "top secret" ?)
>> - Better progress indicator (for example number of frames processed or
>> % of input file size)
>> - Better summary at end (total number of frames processed, broken
>> frames, time used for the work, source and dest file size)
>> - Merge FFMPEG2THEORA with FFMPEG2DIRAC (0.2.0 is out as fork of
>> FT0.27) and add support for FLAC output (optional, besides Vorbis)
> I think the concept of merging ffmpeg2theora & ffmpeg2dirac is a good
> one, but I think some of us should get together and work with j^ and
> others to work on the possibility of making a (better name than this)
> "any2free" encoding utility which will be optimized for outputting in
> free formats such as those supported by and promoted by the Xiph
> Foundation, including, for example, VP8/WebM.  This would be a great
> boon toward open media, I think.
> It would not be easy, and while ffmpeg2theora could be leveraged, I
> think it's a lot to ask only j^ to do that, it should be an effort of
> more people working together.

Why not write a script that calls ffmpeg2theora or ffmpeg2dirac
depending on what the target format is? This way the individual tools
can all be kept simpler.


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