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Re: [Debconf-video] suggested codecs/formats for videos

On Wed, 2010-08-25 at 08:41 -0400, Eric Dantan Rzewnicki wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 10:10:16AM +0100, Jon Dowland wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > 
> > Just submitting some feedback on suggested video formats for final
> > distribution.
> > 
> > Like it or loathe it, something that works on apple i* devices is a good idea.
> > I that means a C,A,V triplet from {mov,mp4,avi},{mp3,aac},{h264,qt,xvid}.

I don't know what codec you mean 'qt'.  By 'xvid' I think and hope you
mean H.263 or MPEG-4 part 2

ffmpeg in sid supports all those containers and several variants of
H.263 or MPEG-4 part 2, but neither of the audio codecs.  However,
Reinhard Tartler seems hopeful about enabling the other codecs RSN.

> Until very recently patent and associated royalty concerns had kept
> encoders for those formats out of Debian.
> Are i<Foo>s really not able to play theora videos at all?

Freedom is slavery.  Theora is ungood.

> What about WebM? Are Mr.Jobs and friends boycotting that as well?

I expect they'll wait and see.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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