Linked by David Adams on Fri 20th Apr 2012 01:31 UTC, submitted by fsmag
Multimedia, AV "When I started working on a no-DRM, open-standards-based solution for distributing high-definition video on fixed media ('Lib-Ray'), I naturally thought of Theora, because it was developed as a free software project. Several people have suggested, though, that the VP8 codec would be a better fit for my application. This month, I've finally gotten the necessary vpxtools and mkvtoolnix packages installed on my Debian system, and so I'm having a first-look at VP8. The results are very promising, though the tools are somewhat finicky."
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by kwan_e on Fri 20th Apr 2012 14:24 UTC in reply to "Re:"
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"I naturally thought of Theora..."

What's wrong with some people? Will they use something just because it's an open and royalty free, despite being clearly unfit for the purpose?

Linux started out being clearly unfit for the purpose of a high performance computing kernel.

What's wrong with people choosing a format for their own purpose? It's not like they're forcing YOU to use Theora. One little project using Theora is not going to destroy the future hope of MPEG-4 and your HD needs.

Not everything is about you.

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