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

Rich Felker dalias
Fri May 13 18:53:18 CEST 2005

On Fri, May 13, 2005 at 11:42:23AM +0200, Martin Boehme wrote:
> 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...

This is blatently false. GUID needs a registry as much as anything


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