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The OLPC XO laptop is an excellent educational tool. The installed Sugar operating system comes bundled with numerous children program for all ages.
Unlike other operating system, which uses commercial and proprietary software, the Sugar operating system relies on completely free and unrestricted software. Therefore, the video format that the OLPC XO laptop supports is the OGG format.
"Ogg is a free, open standard container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation. The Ogg format is unrestricted by software patents and is designed to provide for efficient streaming and manipulation of high quality digital multimedia." - Wikipedia
This article focuses on how to create OGG video for the OLPC XO laptops that run the Sugar operating system. It will attempt to explain how to play back the OGG videos on that platform as well. You can use this article to help your create OGG videos even if you aren't going to use it on the XO laptop. Just ignore the sections that pertains only to the XO laptop.
This section attempts to explain how to create OGG video on Windows operating system, using free tools. It assumes that you already have a video on your hard drive. And it assumes that the video is already in DV (or MPEG) format. If you need instructions on how to create or capture DV/MPEG format videos, please refer to our articles in the Digital Video directory.