[MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] Theora update #3

Martin Drab drab at kepler.fjfi.cvut.cz
Fri Aug 15 19:00:22 CEST 2003

On 15 Aug 2003, David Kuehling wrote:

> > Hi,
> > You're still using theora_comment (as in your previous patch) without
> > check, so backward compatiblity is broken.
> The check is in configure.  Theora support will just be disabled with
> the older version.  With the current state of Theora's interface
> changing frequently without any beta version released, that's the sanest
> thing I can come up with.  Nobody is supposed to use alpha1 anyway.
> Actually nobody is supposed to use any version of Theora.  The Readme
> explicitely states that it should not be used for anything else than
> playing around.  They even wrote that it should *not* be used for
> implementing MPlayer/Xine support.
> The main purpose of vd_theora.c currently is to help people test Theora
> and to be ready as soon as Theora Beta1 is released.  It would be crazy
> to develop backwards compatability with all the subtle changes that are
> taking place.  BTW also the bitstream format still changes.  Today's
> libtheora won't decode movies which were encoded yesterday.
> David

I agree. There's no reason to support older versions. I guess everyone 
should either use the latest or nothing (while Theora is in this 
development state).


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