[Ffmpeg-cvslog] Re: ffmpeg-cvslog Digest, Vol 20, Issue 21
Wed Nov 8 23:03:33 CET 2006
Steve Lhomme wrote:
> Let me see, Matroska handles more formats than any other format,
> handles attachment,
attachments? external files look much more attractive to me
> chapters, VFR, compressed data, subtitles, index-less playback, fast
> seeking, gaps,
gaps? WOW :(
> tags, interactive playback (DVD menus), seamless file linking and
> recently 3D/stereo files, all that with the lowest overhead. So yes,
> it may take some code to achieve that.
> It can take very little code to actually handle basic matroska files,
> once you have the EBML layer working. (MOV and AVI hide this code in
> riff.c in lavf).
> And yes, the AAC codec was a mess so far in matroska as some codec
> "information" were given by the codec ID. Now "A_AAC" alone should be
> used with setting the common MPEG4 extradata (3 or 5 bytes). But old
> files should still be handled...
yes, now that the mess is made...
The fact remains that in order to handle just the most basic elements
(audio and video
id and extradata) there's a scarily huge amount of code and special cases.
And people say that matroska "just works", LOL. Maybe, but at what cost.
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