XO-1.5 bad ogg experience

Daniel Drake dsd at laptop.org
Fri May 7 13:37:37 EDT 2010

The education team in La Rioja have a good number of videos they want
to ship on the laptops and servers. After the initial "argh the XO's
cant play AVI" panic, I showed them how to convert to theora+vorbis on
their regular PCs. No problems there.

Unfortunately the next steps did not go so smoothly. We put a freshly
recorded 7mb ogg video on USB, plugged it into the laptop, and opened
it from the Journal. The Browse activity came up but really struggled
to play the video.

In fact, in addition to being really choppy, it consistently stopped
about 1/3 of the way through the video, with the spinner thing in the
center of the video as if it were streaming a video from online and
needed to download some more.

The journal also gives you the option of opening the video in EToys,
but this doesn't work.

The video does work absolutely great in the Jukebox activity. But
Jukebox is a story of its own. Firstly it doesn't associate mimetypes
so you can't open a video in Jukebox from the journal

Secondly when you open it from the home view, it doesn't pop up the
object chooser, it just gives you a blank screen and gives you the
challenge of finding the "Open" button yourself

Thirdly it doesn't inhibit suspend, so the machine goes to sleep
during playback (should I file a bug?)

We're running something really close to 10.1.1 build 202.


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