[MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] theora support

Jonathan Rogers jonner at teegra.net
Fri May 2 19:31:43 CEST 2003

David Kuehling wrote:
> Hi,
> I grabbed Theora CVS about 10 days ago, and the example player included
> just sucked.  Thought that I could quickly add theora support to
> mplayer.  Took much longer than expected, but now it seems to work
> reliably.  Should also be complete, configure detects theora and without
> theora mplayer still works.

That's great! I'll try it immediately. I've been waiting for Theora 
support to be added to a better player, as the example one seemed to 
take too much CPU time to be practical on my machine (for decently sized 
movies). Ever since I heard of Theora, I've been excited to see how 
it'll compare to MPEG4 video.

By the way, did you notice that the video in the example oggs in 
<URL:http://www.theora.org/test/test.zip> doesn't play correctly with 
the current example player? You have to re-encode the original source 
material, so the bitstream format must have already changed 
significantly since the example was encoded.

Jonathan Rogers

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