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

The Wanderer inverseparadox at comcast.net
Mon Aug 18 22:59:25 CEST 2003

Martin Drab wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Aug 2003, The Wanderer wrote:

>> 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).

Yes, I know. The reason for the decision, however, was that they thought
that getting Tarkin to a releasable state would not only be more
difficult but would take much longer than getting Theora to such a
state, and they wanted to get SOME good open-source video codec out
there. Theora has taken longer than they expected, but I still think
they might have been right.

>> 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).

Your other suggestion did help, yes.

> 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.

Already done, and thank you. I suppose I should look into how this
works (beyond the obvious), if I'm going to continue to use and talk
about development software...

       The Wanderer

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