[Ffmpeg-devel] libtheora brokenness in lavc

Måns Rullgård mru
Sun Jul 16 20:40:48 CEST 2006

Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:

> Hi
> On Sun, Jul 16, 2006 at 01:48:08PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
>> i noticed today while talking on #ffmpeg that lavc has a
>> libtheora-based theora encoder and decoder. when this module is
> encoder? where?


>> enabled, the native code is disabled, which has the extremely
>> unfortunate side-effect of alterring the expected and generated
>> bitstream format. the codec init headers are passed in-band as frames
>> instead of being stored in and read from extradata.

Hmm, my copy of oggtheora.c uses extradata just like vp3.c.

>> imo oggtheora.c should just be removed, but if this is not acceptable,
>> the current situation is a bug and the header conversion stuff needs
>> to be added to it..
> i vote for removing libtheora support theres no sense in it, only use
> would be debuging our decoder but then there are other tools like
> mplayer which can be used and as you say our decoder is disabled if
> libtheora is enabled so its not that usefull for debuging either

I don't mind removing it, but does the native decoder now support
theora fully?  I know it used to be incomplete.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mru at inprovide.com

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