Theora 1.1 ToDo
Status: 1.0 was released on 2008-11-03.
libtheora reference implementation
- Improve theora-thusnelda an make it the reference implementation: see Theora "the push for 1.0" update and Theora: The push for 1.0, Thusnelda project update 20080320: xiphmont articles on theora future (actually, this will be in libtheora 1.1 not 1.0)
- complete Ogg mapping description in the spec
- update RTP mapping spec
According to the 2008-04-01 Theora meeting the '1.0' part (the theora-thusnelda trunk) is to be complete in a month or two I hope.
- Needed ? Goals ? Space for Theora II besides Theora 1.0 and 1.1 and Dirac ?
- see Theora: The push for 1.0, Thusnelda project update 20080320 (beyond 1.0 spec section) and Theora "the push for 1.0" update: xiphmont articles on theora future
According to the 2008-04-01 Theora meeting that's on the six-month timeframe.
- update binaries of XiphQT and Directshow Filters (includig fix for bug 1301)
- update and fix FFMPEG2THEORA (see Trac)
Easy Transcoding on Windows
It's difficult for some people to create theora files outside the command line. We need a simple tool that does drag-and-drop transcoding, with a gui for metadata and license marking, and some simple cleanup like crop/scale/rotate and color adjustment. This could be just a wrapper around ffmpeg2theora.
Albeit technically it would be possible (and simple) to do GUI wrapper for ffmpeg2theora it may be wiser to write a completely new application which uses DirectShow to decode the given media file. This way the encoder wouldn't have to ship with evil patented decoders and still can transcode any source the computer can play in e.g. Windows Media Player. - Maikmerten 12:06, 30 July 2007 (PDT)
It is important that content creators be able to easily create theora videos.
- write a stand-alone output encoder plugin that does best-practices export
- do a gui transcode tool, a little like ffmpeg2theora, but pulling from the native quicktime decoders and writing out theora + vorbis/speex. Must have a drag and drop interface with sensible quality presets, metadata insertion. Bonus points for integrated stream sourcing and upload to various free sharing sites with appropriate CC licensing.