PPA for latest ffmpeg2theora

shirish shirishag75 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 15:45:49 BST 2009

Hi all,
         I have a bunch of raw.avi files which need to be encoded to
.ogg theora codec (codenamed 'Thusnelda') which has been out for
couple of months now.


The latest ffmpeg2theora in Jaunty is 0.23
http://packages.ubuntu.com/jaunty/ffmpeg2theora while Karmic has the
0.24 one http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/ffmpeg2theora

although even the ffmpeg2theora given doesn't have the latest theora encoder

See the ffmpeg2theora release page and the theora encoder release dates.

So I have couple of questions :-

a. Now is there a PPA (Personal Package Archive) which has all the
necessary stuff for me to download the latest theora encoder and
necessary bits and pieces and work it out  instead of building the
damn thing (on Jaunty) .

b. Has anybody tried the new ffmpeg2theora release 0.24 and done some
encoding with the release?

 If yes, how much of a difference in quality you have had with the new version ?

There have been some comparisons made in the multimedia community and
the overall it has been told as nice.

c.  The videos I would be encoding have a static background with a
person chatting or doing some movements. I know there are ways in
which I could encode the videos having a better bit-rate while at the
same time conserving some web-space as well.  Does anybody know of any
switches which will lemme accomplish the same ?

I am ready to spend couple of days on this and for sure will blog the
output as well as put it on the Ubuntu wiki as well.

Any help and advise would be highly appreciated :)
          Shirish Agarwal
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