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Mastering Android NDK by Viktor Latypov, Sergey Kosarevsky

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Theora

Theora is a free and open video compression format from the Xiph.Org Foundation. Like all our multimedia technology, it can be used to distribute movies and video online and on-disc without the licensing and royalty fees or any other vendor lock-ins associated with many other video formats. It is available at http://www.theora.org.

To avoid confusion, we will introduce some nomenclature. By bitstream, we assume some sequence of bytes. Logical bitstream is some representation of video or audio data. Codec, or COder-DECoder, is a set of functions that encodes and decodes logical bitstreams into a set of compact representations named packed bitstreams. Since usual multimedia data consists of multiple logical bitstreams, the compact representation ...

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