Talk on Debian accessibility by Samuel Thibault

Tony Baechler tony at
Sat Mar 29 14:10:46 UTC 2008

Samuel Thibault wrote:
>> While the video files have been available since 29 February 2008 
>> according to the directory listing, they are very big and not easy to 
>> play.  I got CRC errors with the mpeg file in MPlayer and Winamp on 
>> Windows would not play the MPEG file at all.
> Note that there are .ogg versions too.


Yes, but the .ogg files are even larger than the MPEG files and also 
would not easily play on Windows when last I checked.  I first looked at 
the .ogg files because I thought they would be smaller.  I was surprised 
at the large size.  Perhaps I was looking in the wrong directory?  Also, 
they are apparently not standard Vorbis files even though they have the 
.ogg extension.  They also contain both audio and video streams.  I 
don't know of a way to separate the audio stream into its own file but I 
haven't looked at the vorbis-tools package yet.

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