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According to Special:Popularpages, the various pages in the Demonstration section are the most visited parts of the wiki, so I moved that section to the top of the main page. --Andrel 09:19, 26 April 2006 (PDT)

Work in Progress

It's not clear on first view (to me at least) that Main Page#Work in Progress is a link to Work In Progress (as none of the other section headings are). Possibly it should be a normal heading with the link in a short text below (à la Main Page#Other software).

Imalone 05:22, 1 February 2006 (PST)

You are free to fix that. It's a wiki after all -- Jmspeex 19:22, 1 February 2006 (PST)

Done (just didn't want to trample all over the front page) -- Imalone 04:33, 2 February 2006 (PST)

Lock This Page

On all/most other wikis the Main Page is locked so only admins can edit it. Due to the amount of vandalism, I think the Main Page should be locked and all changes discussed here. --SonicChao 05:11, 27 August 2006 (PDT)

Missing Item on Page

OggUVS isn't mentioned, please add this.

Paranoia / cdparanoia

Why is there no listing under software of paranoia or cdparanoia? Also, there is no listing on the main page. Is that software acknowlegded? --WhiteDragon 19:52, 9 September 2006 (PDT)

Suggestion :-O

First I want to congratulate you on the wonderful work being done. Thank you very much :-) Please allow anonymous edits (like wikipedia does) b'caus i'm too lazy to login :-)

I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume the ton of hidden links I just culled has nothing to do with you... I can't speak for the people running Xiph but requiring a login reduces some of the flood of spam that shows up here, and Wikipedia has many more resources available to deal with it than this wiki does. Imalone 06:06, 24 November 2006 (PST)

Proposal for a developer section

As more developers start to "get it" about how ultra cool Ogg / Vorbis / Theora / etc is, wouldn't it be great to have a wiki section devoted to helping these budding programmers along? eg: i've written some nice code i'd be happy to share. Could contain a programming FAQ, how-to's, and real code. Thoughts? Davec 13:44, 6 December 2006 (PST)

Why CamelCase?

MediaWiki supports free links, why are most page titles in the CamelCase format? - Sikon 05:34, 27 February 2007 (PST)

CamelCase? I don't see what you mean. If you think something's wrong, you may go ahead and change it. That's what wikis are for.--Saoshyant 05:37, 27 February 2007 (PST)
Historical reasons. The original wiki used software that only supported CamelCase. For new pages it is fine to use free links. I suggest not renaming pages, as many of them have good search ranking. Andrel 07:03, 27 February 2007 (PST)

I see now. And thanks for the WhatHappened link, Andrel. I managed to recover two pages so far from web archive. I wonder if I'll savage it further.--Saoshyant 08:28, 27 February 2007 (PST)

ICECast2 vs vBulletin

Hi there, Fisrt let me thank you all the great work and the self performance over the ICECast streaming server

I also Wonder if anyone had included ICECast directly into a vBulletin board having it worked from there on ..meaning enbable to use same username,permission and prefference from the database itself running on MySQL 5 having as if setting permission on for a usergroupe from there to enable them streaming out on your ICECast server and others can apply and yet just participate into the main forum itself

I do have both running-up over my dedicated server now meanwhile if any would want to help me out creating like this hack or template am willing to give them all access for working over it can YOU imagine how friendly and powerful that ICECast would mean then

hey give me a shout if willing to try it



I would really strongly suggest adding this to your news items... Someone has made a graphical interface for ffmpeg2theora at

I don't know the technical difficulties of building such a tool, but regardless, the ability for a common Windows user like myself to be able to just easily convert a proprietary file format to Ogg-Theora is really cool... I tested it out on the sample WMV file that came with this laptop, and the converted file worked great in Cortado... Of course, news about programs that allow one to record directly to Ogg-Theora would be even better, but this is still very important, imo... Brettz9 20:56, 4 July 2007 (PDT)

.NET :-(

> I would really strongly suggest adding this to your news items

Check it out: > Requirements: .NET Framework 2.0

Also, with 1.5 MiB size it's bigger than FFMPEG2THEORA itself (1.3 MiB after recompressing with UPX 3.0 --ultra-brute) - not that VERY good IMHO.

Sorry, do you mean MB as in Megabytes? That's a drop in the bucket of most hard drives nowadays, no? And .NET was already on my system for something I had downloaded earlier (not sure what, but maybe others may have it already too). My interest in seeing it announced is not how well it is implemented--if there are better alternatives let them be known--but that such a tool exists and it works (at least if you get the requirements).

MiB ||| .NET

> Sorry, do you mean MB as in Megabytes?

NO. [[1]]

> And .NET was already on my system for something I had downloaded earlier (not sure what, but maybe others may have it already too)

I don't have .NET and don't like it :-( Finally, the important thing is the FFMPEG2THEOA core and it works perfectly for me without .NET ;-)

Link to Games in Demonstrations Section?

Shouldn't there be a link to Games_that_use_Theora in the section with other demonstrations? Maybe there's not enough games listed on the page to warrant it? --Sim9 11:47, 27 October 2007 (PDT)

Yes. There's only two games listed right now. I'm pretty sure there's more out there. Sim9, can you help us listing more games?--Ivo 11:56, 28 October 2007 (PDT)
I'm sure you're right, there has to be more than two. Theora (and Vorbis) is now by default included in the Torque game engine, so there must be a lot of games using it by now. I just polled the Torque community to see if they know of any to help us fill up the list with some successful integrations! --Sim9 19:02, 29 October 2007 (PDT)

Add xvid it's opensource

Please add xvid to choosable video format in ogv and others. It's an open source, mature codec and doesn't have encoder problems theora currently has. Embedding it makes possible to show off ogv files with a codec that shows the tru power of ogv.

Please make it possible to put this in, so .ogv can be used immediatelly with xvid and vorbis/speex/flac to create a mature and temporary solution until theora 1.0 hits the digital streets. Then users can just batch convert it with their applications whenever they feel/want to do it. (When they think theora is ready.) Could someone please look into this and tell me if this is possible and/or will be integrated?