Update libtheora to the 1.1 release.
- Name: Christopher Montgomery (xhiphmont)
- Email: email@example.com
- Targeted release: Fedora 12
- Last updated: 2009-06-02
- Percentage of completion: 0%
libtheora 1.1 incorporates a substantially improved encoder, codenamed 'Thusnelda'.
Over the last year, Mony has produced a series of detailed reports describing the Thusnelda improvements as they have been developed: http://web.mit.edu/xiphmont/Public/theora/demo2.html http://web.mit.edu/xiphmont/Public/theora/demo3.html http://web.mit.edu/xiphmont/Public/theora/demo4.html http://web.mit.edu/xiphmont/Public/theora/demo5.html http://web.mit.edu/xiphmont/Public/theora/demo6.html http://web.mit.edu/xiphmont/Public/theora/demo7.html
Benefit to Fedora
A lot of positive momentum has been building around open video on the web. With this feature, Fedora becomes more attractive as a platform for producing video content in open formats.
libtheora needs to be updated. All video-encoding applications that support theora will transparently benefit from the improvements in Thusnelda.
How To Test
Use a video-encoding application to produce theora-encoded content. Compare the quality with content produced with libtheora 1.0 and notice the improved quality.
Revert to libtheora 1.0.
Fedora 11 comes with libtheora 1.1, including the new 'thusnelda' encoder.