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

Arpi arpi at thot.banki.hu
Fri Aug 15 19:16:43 CEST 2003


> > > 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).
> Martin

Ok, so could you then update the patch to check theora version,and tell user
to upgrade it (and disable theora support until its done) when too old?

A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team

Developer of MPlayer G2, the Movie Framework for all - http://www.MPlayerHQ.hu

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