[MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] Theora update #3
drab at kepler.fjfi.cvut.cz
Fri Aug 15 19:14:17 CEST 2003
On Fri, 15 Aug 2003, Arpi wrote:
> > > > 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
I guess David's configure solution is good, so I'll add it to the patch.
I'll send the patch in a while.
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