Theora Hardware

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The [http://www.xilinx.com/publications/xcellonline/xcell_53/xc_video53.htm Elphel 333] can encode a Theora stream.
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This is a list of hardware of all categories, from chipsets to ready-to-use products, that support Ogg [[Theora]].
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Hardware decoders for Theora are just beginning to appear. The Google "Summer Of Code 2006" produced an FPGA decoder implementation in Verilog.
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Hardware support status for Ogg Theora is a new thing, but it seems it's sometimes included even if not advertised. If you can't find a suitable player come back next week, or ask your vendor if they could add support.
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* [http://svn.xiph.org/trunk/theora-fpga/ Verilog source]
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* [http://www.students.ic.unicamp.br/~ra023772/projects.html Author's University projects page]
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Here are two presentations that the author of the SOC proposal presented in his University:
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If you know of any hardware or projects that are not yet mentioned here, please add them to the list.
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* [http://svn.xiph.org/trunk/theora-fpga/doc/hard_theora.pdf Theora Hardware Decoding]
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== Consumer products ==
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These players support Ogg Theora either out of the box or after a firmware upgrade.
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* [http://www.cowonamerica.com/products/cowon/d2/ COWON D2].  Supports playback of ''Ogg Theora'' video, out of the box.
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* [http://www.cowonamerica.com/products/cowon/o2/ COWON O2].  Supports playback of ''Ogg Theora'' video, out of the box.  Updated design of the COWON D2 model.
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According to Cowon America ( 2010-Sep-02 ), NO Cowon product supports Theora:
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"Our players do not support Theora video codec.  Its just not a common video codec that you see around in portable media players."
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* KiSS DP-1500. Not advertising, but reportedly supports playback of Ogg Theora. Probably [http://www-uk.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C1&childpagename=UK%2FLayout&cid=1129319260635&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper other KiSS products], too?
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== Non-consumer products ==
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=== Encoder ===
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The [http://www.xilinx.com/publications/xcellonline/xcell_53/xc_video53.htm Elphel 333] can encode a Theora stream.  More information on this project can be found on the project leader's [http://blogs.elphel.com/category/andrey/ Elphel Development Blog].
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=== Decoder ===
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Currently there is a hardware decoder implementation being developed.
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The Google [[Summer Of Code]] 2006 ([http://www.students.ic.unicamp.br/~ra023772/projects.html author's university projects page]) began to produce an FPGA decoder implementation in VHDL and now there is another "Summer Of Code 2007" project ([http://code.google.com/soc/xiph/appinfo.html?csaid=4235040C184DBD68 description]) to work on it together with another independent developer.
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Here are two presentations that the author of the SOC 2006 proposal presented in his University:
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* The first idea of implementation is shown on this presentation: [http://svn.xiph.org/trunk/theora-fpga/doc/hard_theora.pdf Theora Hardware Decoding]
* [http://svn.xiph.org/trunk/theora-fpga/doc/video_enc_basic.pdf Video Encoding: Basic Principles]
* [http://svn.xiph.org/trunk/theora-fpga/doc/video_enc_basic.pdf Video Encoding: Basic Principles]
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* [http://code.google.com/soc/2006/xiph/appinfo.html?csaid=5F9265EEC6FA0611 Original 2006 GSOC project proposal]
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==== Architecture and current state of development ====
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* [http://svn.xiph.org/trunk/theora-fpga/ Current Theora Hardware VHDL source]
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* [http://www.gaisler.com/leonmain.html LEON resouces]
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* [http://www.students.ic.unicamp.br/~ra031198/leon3.JPG LEON architecture]
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* [http://people.xiph.org/~j/bzr/theora-fpga/doc/leon3_integration/ Complete description of the LEON3 integration]
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* [http://svn.xiph.org/trunk/theora-fpga/doc/leon3_integration/ Documentation and resources about the LEON3 integration]
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http://www.students.ic.unicamp.br/~ra023772/images/theora_integration_with_LEON.png
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== See also ==
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=== Developers ===
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* Felipe Portavales Goldstein (portavales at gmail) - [http://www.students.ic.unicamp.br/~ra023772/ Website]
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* Leonardo de Paula Rosa Piga (leonardo.piga at gmail) - [http://www.students.ic.unicamp.br/~ra033956/ Website]
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* Andre Costa
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* [[VorbisHardware]]
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== See also ==
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{{Theora}}
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* [[Vorbis Hardware]]
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[[Category:Theora]]

Latest revision as of 18:13, 3 September 2010

This is a list of hardware of all categories, from chipsets to ready-to-use products, that support Ogg Theora.

Hardware support status for Ogg Theora is a new thing, but it seems it's sometimes included even if not advertised. If you can't find a suitable player come back next week, or ask your vendor if they could add support.

If you know of any hardware or projects that are not yet mentioned here, please add them to the list.

Contents

Consumer products

These players support Ogg Theora either out of the box or after a firmware upgrade.

  • COWON D2. Supports playback of Ogg Theora video, out of the box.
  • COWON O2. Supports playback of Ogg Theora video, out of the box. Updated design of the COWON D2 model.

According to Cowon America ( 2010-Sep-02 ), NO Cowon product supports Theora: "Our players do not support Theora video codec. Its just not a common video codec that you see around in portable media players."

  • KiSS DP-1500. Not advertising, but reportedly supports playback of Ogg Theora. Probably other KiSS products, too?

Non-consumer products

Encoder

The Elphel 333 can encode a Theora stream. More information on this project can be found on the project leader's Elphel Development Blog.

Decoder

Currently there is a hardware decoder implementation being developed. The Google Summer Of Code 2006 (author's university projects page) began to produce an FPGA decoder implementation in VHDL and now there is another "Summer Of Code 2007" project (description) to work on it together with another independent developer.

Here are two presentations that the author of the SOC 2006 proposal presented in his University:

Architecture and current state of development


http://www.students.ic.unicamp.br/~ra023772/images/theora_integration_with_LEON.png

Developers

  • Felipe Portavales Goldstein (portavales at gmail) - Website
  • Leonardo de Paula Rosa Piga (leonardo.piga at gmail) - Website
  • Andre Costa

See also

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