[Ffmpeg-devel] [Ss][Nn][Oo][Ww] spelling^wbranding

Mike Melanson mike
Thu May 12 20:47:38 CEST 2005

M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Mike Melanson <mike at multimedia.cx> writes:
>>M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>>>Sure, and other containers use other numbers.  Should we be naming our
>>>codecs 0x42 next?
>>	We already do, and will continue to do so.
> I was of the impression that most codecs had names like mpeg4, vorbis,
> or some other text string, not a number.

	Oh, I understand. The name of the codec is "Vorbis", "MPEG-4", etc. 
Codec "0x42" would never make sense. However, in the transport formats 
(AVI/MOV/Real/MPEG), they are identified by numbers. I hope you are not 
recommending they be identified with text strings? That seems like more 
string manipulation hassle than is warranted.

	-Mike Melanson

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