[vlc-devel] vlc support for optimized ogg files with recompressed huffman table

Gilles Sabourin gilles.sabourin at free.fr
Sat Jan 9 16:58:03 CET 2010

Hello team, 

I think there is something you can enhance, for an 1.0.5 windows :

A few years ago, I got an windows utility called "rehuff.exe" from vorbis 
site. This utility was designed to re-compress the huffman table of ogg files, 
in order to get 3 percents shorter size files.

I tried one sample under windows : the file is played smoothly under Windows 
Media Player. Under vlc 1.0.3, the time cursor jumps from 1s to 58s, as soon 
as it begins to play, and many times after, but it does not crash.

Under Linux, latest kaffeine, amaroK and vlc (compiled from latest) are 
crashing when they are trying to play this sample.

I you are interested to have a look on this tools and the sample ogg file, you 
can provide to me an url to upload the stuff to your server.

Unfortunately, you won't be able to get this utility from Internet anymore. 
Also I don't know about the author, and I read that he did not want to be 
bothered by requests about his tool anymore.

At least, you could have a look to enhance vlc player robustness.


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