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

Martin Boehme boehme
Fri May 13 11:42:23 CEST 2005

Luca Barbato wrote:
> Tuukka Toivonen wrote:
>>IIRC, GUID (128-bit number) is used to denote formats in asf
>>and there is a standard way to map 32-bit fourccs into GUIDs.
> 128-bit could be enough...
>>A great advantage from strings are that they're very extensible.
>>You can easily have sub-type and whatever, like "MPEG-4 / level 1" or
>>"MPEG-4 (ffmpeg x.y.z)" just like HTTP does for browser identification.
>>Danger for name collisions is low and there is little need for central
>>registry, like for fourccs.
> You need to have a central registry... For subtype you can use a static
> metadata (eg. info_packet in NUT)

Well... if you're using GUIDs, you don't necessarily need a registry...

Wait, did I just advocate Microsoft technology? *ducks* :-)


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