Quote from jamesh on September 3, 2011, 16:50
It supports VP8 on the GPU - not sure what gets exported to linux though. Not sure about Ogg - doesn't ring any bells.
Theroa is the video format and contained by OGG. It's licence free and was weighed up at one point as 'the' HTML5 codec but now the spec is much more open.
I think this is an important one to support as it can be used freely and has efficiencies similar to H.264 which are ideal if the Pi's going to have a chance at accelerated encoding.
The library is libtheroa http://theora.org/
which has ARM optimisations, I'm not sure about OpenMAX support but I know a lot of framework was put in place for the OMAP3's DSP.
Technically this codec is a superset of VP3 and you can repackage VP3 to Theora.
For me personally this is a big one as the integrated browser 3D engine I'm using can stream oggs containing theora.
Would love for the team to keep us updated on this one.