[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Maemo 2.0 API changes, signals and properties (was: ANN: Eagle)

From: Ralph Giles giles at xiph.org
Date: Thu Apr 20 03:05:01 EEST 2006
On Wed, Apr 19, 2006 at 01:01:27PM -0700, Shawn Gordon wrote:

> I'm totally against DRM, see my iTunes competitor www.mindawn.com 
> that I started a couple years ago, we use FLAC and OGG formats.  My 
> company was the first one to make a portable ogg player by producing 
> software to play Ogg on the Sharp Zaurus years ago.

And it was awesome. :)

> >For the rest it is perfectly adequate as
> >an internet device (at least for me). I would just love official ogg
> >endorsement.
> You'd need to port Tremor or write your own integer replacement 
> library for the floating point.  Tremor isn't particularly efficient, 
> but it worked ok with the 206mhz StrongARM when we used it.

I think the emphasis here is on "official". There is already the Ogg 
Vorbis Player (see http://maemo.org/maemowiki/ApplicationCatalog) and it 
works just fine. I also tried building the tremor gst plugin so we'd 
have playback in the included audio player but couldn't get the stack to 
recognize it. On the other hand, I didn't try very hard. Open 
development support for the multimedia stack is another one of those 
promised future features. :)

Porting to the DSP might save some power in the end (and is absolutely 
necessary for reasonable theora playback) but it's not essential. The 
point is more that an open device should support open codecs out of the 


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