[Ffmpeg-devel] Containers

Måns Rullgård mru
Fri Apr 28 22:02:47 CEST 2006

Oded Shimon <ods15 at ods15.dyndns.org> writes:

> On Fri, Apr 28, 2006 at 08:30:52PM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>> Steve Lhomme <steve.lhomme at free.fr> writes:
>> > And I wouldn't compare containers as they have different designs,
>> > goals, good sides and bad sides. For example in that list only AVI
>> > and matroska have seek entry (optional in matroska as most of it)
>> > and can do chapters (theoretical in AVI).
>> What we are saying is that we have tried and failed to find *any* good
>> sides of matroska.  It's nothing personal, we just don't like bloat.
> To be fair, I actually consider mkv to be the best container after NUT, I 
> even at times considered why I'm working at NUT at all since mkv exists. 
> The advantages it has is, free (think asf), low overhead, and at least 
> sane (as opposed to ogg/mp4/many others). The only big disadvantages it 
> has (IMO) is the optional lacing which destory pts for every frame, 
> supporting more than one stream with non-intra-only frames, and ofcourse 
> complexity...

It's the complexity I don't like.  Apart from that there isn't much
wrong with the feature list, except that it is arguably too long.  An
all-in-one solution isn't always the best.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mru at inprovide.com

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