[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: ffmpeg "wide" atom
Tue Aug 22 23:20:29 CEST 2006
Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>>> I couldn't find anything about the "wide" atom/box in the MPEG 4 spec,
>>> it seems only be mentioned in the QuickTime File Format.
>> I didn't find anything either. Attached patch always write 64 bit mdat
>> atom instead of using 'wide' atom.
> maybe mp4 doesnt mention "wide" but it should IMHO mention someting like
> "unknown atoms must be ignored" without that iso could never add a new
> atom without breaking all existing demuxers, that seems unlikely to me
> furthermore always writing a 64bit mdat will break demuxers which dont
> understand it
And writing 'wide' breaks demuxers which dont understand it either, it
seems. What is the proportion of demuxers not supporting 'wide' and
demuxers not supporting 64bit mdat, which is required to demux files >
4gb. Also IMHO, creating atoms not existing in specs is doing something
non standard compliant.
What should we adopt ? Again I feel lost about policy. Workaround for
demuxers ? There is already a workaround for ipod/mplayer which needs a
fake 'mp4a' atom in 'wave' one.
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