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'''Etheora''' is a a simplified API to programming theora video encoding/decoding applications with ogg containers. It uses and  encapsulates libtheora + libogg API and structures, so users need to know very few  about video and data containers.
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'''Etheora''' is a a simplified API for programming [[Theora]] video encoding/decoding applications with [[Ogg]] containers. It uses and  encapsulates libtheora + libogg API and structures, so users need to know very few  about video and data containers.
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== Overview - Encoding ==
An encoding process is made by these steps:
An encoding process is made by these steps:
  /* a context declaration. */
  /* a context declaration. */
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  etheora_ctx *ec;
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  etheora_ctx ec;
  /* encoder configuration. */
  /* encoder configuration. */
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  etheora_enc_configure(&ec, width, height, ETHEORA_ASPECT_NORMAL,
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  etheora_enc_setup(&ec, width, height, ETHEORA_ASPECT_NORMAL,
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  fopen("output-video.ogg"), fopen("debug_info.txt"));
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  fopen("output-video.ogv"), fopen("debug_info.txt"));
  /* encoder start. */
  /* encoder start. */
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  etheora_enc_finish(&ec);
  etheora_enc_finish(&ec);
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The functions _yuv_ and _rgb_ works transparently with OC_PF_420, OC_PF_422 and OC_PF_PF_444, having the libtheora version used support for them or not.
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== Overview - Decoding ==
The decoding process is quite similar.
The decoding process is quite similar.
  /* a context declaration. */
  /* a context declaration. */
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  etheora_ctx *ec;
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  etheora_ctx ec;
  /* decoder configuration. */
  /* decoder configuration. */
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  etheora_dec_configure(&ec, fopen("input-video.ogg"), fopen("debug_info.txt"));  
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  etheora_dec_setup(&ec, fopen("input-video.ogv"), fopen("debug_info.txt"));  
  /* decoder start. */
  /* decoder start. */
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  etheora_dec_finish(&ec);
  etheora_dec_finish(&ec);
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the functions _yuv_ and _rgb_ works transparently with OC_PF_420, OC_PF_422 and OC_PF_PF_444, having the libtheora version used support for them or not.
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The functions _yuv_ and _rgb_ works transparently with OC_PF_420, OC_PF_422 and OC_PF_PF_444, having the libtheora version used support for them or not.
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== Overview - Going Further ==
Etheora is documented here:
Etheora is documented here:
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http://svn.xiph.org/branches/etheora-0.1/doc/etheora_documentation.pdf
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http://svn.xiph.org/branches/etheora-0.1.1/doc/etheora_documentation.pdf
Etheora code is here:
Etheora code is here:
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http://svn.xiph.org/branches/etheora-0.1/src/
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http://svn.xiph.org/branches/etheora-0.1.1/src/
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Etheora very simple examples are found here:
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http://svn.xiph.org/branches/etheora-0.1.1/examples/
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Etheora still doesn't have audio/speech support. (Although it can get video data from videos with audio). And uses internally the old libtheora API (ie, not the theora-exp). FIXME: The theora-exp API is what's used now on libtheora 1.0.  Please use that API instead.
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== TODO ==
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* Vorbis support
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* Speex support
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* Skeleton support
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Etheora examples are here:
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== See also ==
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http://svn.xiph.org/branches/etheora-0.1/examples/
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{{Theora}}
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Etheora still doesn't have audio/speech support. (Although it can get video data from videos with audio). And uses internally the old libtheora API (ie, not the theora-exp).
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[[Category:Theora]]

Latest revision as of 22:02, 6 July 2008

Etheora is a a simplified API for programming Theora video encoding/decoding applications with Ogg containers. It uses and encapsulates libtheora + libogg API and structures, so users need to know very few about video and data containers.

Contents

Overview - Encoding

An encoding process is made by these steps:

/* a context declaration. */
etheora_ctx ec;
/* encoder configuration. */
etheora_enc_setup(&ec, width, height, ETHEORA_ASPECT_NORMAL,
fopen("output-video.ogv"), fopen("debug_info.txt"));
/* encoder start. */
etheora_enc_start(&ec);
/* drawing next frame, by puting a r,g,b or y,u,v pixel in (i,j) coordinate */
etheora_enc_rgb_draw(&ec, i, j, r, g, b);
/* alternative: etheora_enc_yuv_draw()) */
/* submiting frame to encoding. */
etheora_enc_nextframe(&ec);
/* submiting last frame to encoding by finishing the process. */
etheora_enc_finish(&ec);

The functions _yuv_ and _rgb_ works transparently with OC_PF_420, OC_PF_422 and OC_PF_PF_444, having the libtheora version used support for them or not.

Overview - Decoding

The decoding process is quite similar.

/* a context declaration. */
etheora_ctx ec;
/* decoder configuration. */
etheora_dec_setup(&ec, fopen("input-video.ogv"), fopen("debug_info.txt")); 
/* decoder start. */
etheora_dec_start(&ec); 
/* reading video data. */
etheora_get_width(&ec);
etheora_get_heigth(&ec);
etheora_get_fps_numerator(&ec);
etheora_get_fps_denominator(&ec);
etheora_get_aspect_numerator(&ec);
etheora_get_aspect_denominator(&ec);
/* getting next frame by decoding it. */
etheora_dec_nextframe(&ec); 
/* getting frame data, by reading a r,g,b or y,u,v pixel in (i,j) coordinate*/
etheora_dec_rgb_read(&ec, i, j, &r, &g, &b)
/* alternative: etheora_dec_yuv_read()) */
/* finishing the process. */
etheora_dec_finish(&ec);

The functions _yuv_ and _rgb_ works transparently with OC_PF_420, OC_PF_422 and OC_PF_PF_444, having the libtheora version used support for them or not.

Overview - Going Further

Etheora is documented here: http://svn.xiph.org/branches/etheora-0.1.1/doc/etheora_documentation.pdf

Etheora code is here: http://svn.xiph.org/branches/etheora-0.1.1/src/

Etheora very simple examples are found here: http://svn.xiph.org/branches/etheora-0.1.1/examples/

Etheora still doesn't have audio/speech support. (Although it can get video data from videos with audio). And uses internally the old libtheora API (ie, not the theora-exp). FIXME: The theora-exp API is what's used now on libtheora 1.0. Please use that API instead.

TODO

  • Vorbis support
  • Speex support
  • Skeleton support

See also

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