[Foundation-l] Why don't we re-encode proprietary formats as Ogg?

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 12:54:00 UTC 2009

2009/6/8 Peter Gervai <grin at grin.hu>:
> On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 17:26, David Gerard<dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:

>> It would be a simple matter of programming to have something that
>> allows upload of encumbered video and audio formats and re-encode them
>> as Ogg Theora or Ogg Vorbis.

> As a technical sidenote, it should be mentioned that recoding a lossy
> format to another lossy format results _always_ a worse quality output
> than the source lossy format. The amount of quality loss depends on
> countless factors and usually do not render the result useless, but
> the quality difference may be still audible/visible.

Well, yeah. But until cameras or phones start recording Ogg Theora
natively, we're likely stuck with this.

- d.

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