The theora-exp implementation has many promising new features, but needs some help:
- the encoder doesn't work very well. Ask derf in #theora on irc.freenode.net for how to get started.
- it needs some release engineering so people can start using the decoder library libtheoradec
- make it go faster!
Fix libtheora decoder
This implementation can also use a lot more optimization.
Easy Transcoding on Windows
It's difficult for 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.
It is important that content creators be able to easily create ogg theora videos.
- extend current xiph-qt components to allow encoding from qt applications. Arek has now done some work in this direction.
- 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 ogg 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.