[MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] Latest CVS Theora update and about Tremor

Martin Drab drab at kepler.fjfi.cvut.cz
Mon Aug 18 22:12:40 CEST 2003

On Mon, 18 Aug 2003, The Wanderer wrote:

> > Do you use Tremor or Vorbis?
> I'm not sure what you're asking. As indicated above, I can play Vorbis
> files with MPlayer just fine; as I have no access to any Tremor files or
> any way of encoding such which I know of, I have no way of telling
> there.

Tremor is just an integer decoder for Vorbis files (i.e. both Vorbis and 
Tremor decode the same files, only Vorbis decoder is a floating point 
decoder, while Tremor is an integer decoder.)
> Within the last week, I checked out from CVS Tremor, Speex, Tarkin and
> the like. The only one which caused any compile errors was Tarkin, which
> isn't surprising given its stage of development.

Tarkin isn't made to be used yet (and my guess is it won't be ready for a 
long long time :-( - IMHO they should have focused on Tarkin instead of 
only improving VP3 (which is what Theora is), I think wavelet based open 
source codec would really be more interesting).

> I had some longer and more complicated things to say here, but then I
> accidentally opened the Mozilla DOM Inspector, and I lost the
> partly-complete message when Mozilla hung on me. Otherwise I'd also have
> had this reply in at least half an hour ago.


> Regardless, please make it more clear what you're asking.

If my previous mail wasn't of any help, then there must be something 
really odd with your system or you compile it the wrong way (wrong 
options, perhaps CFLAGS, ... ?, but I find this improbable).
The problem you describe happend to me once when I forgot to remove old 
libogg and didn't set the linking directory environment variables 
correctly, so that it took Vorbis, Theora, etc. in the new CVS variant, 
while linker found the old ogg first and tried to link it instead of the 
new one. So check this out.


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