[Ffmpeg-devel] [Ss][Nn][Oo][Ww] spelling^wbranding
Thu May 12 20:58:55 CEST 2005
Mike Melanson <mike at multimedia.cx> writes:
> 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
Yes, that's how it's commonly done.
> I hope you are not recommending they be identified with text
At least matroska does this. Ogg is totally ad hoc, as we know.
> That seems like more string manipulation hassle than is
Comparing strings or comparing numbers, all the same to me. It's only
done once during header parsing anyway, so I don't think it really
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