[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] MTH demuxer (Gamecube format)

Mike Melanson mike
Fri Feb 6 03:10:30 CET 2009

Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 10:12:52AM +0100, Marc Mason wrote:
>> Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>> Mike Melanson wrote:
>>>> I decided to go with the file signature instead.
>>> What do you mean by signature?
>> Perhaps he meant
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_format#Magic_number
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_number_(programming)#Magic_numbers_in_files
> I was basically wondering why it is called MTH in one place and MTHP in
> another.  IMO we should use only one description, otherwise we will only
> generate confusion.  DV is not the same as DVD or DVB.

I vote for MTHP as the consistent term. As mentioned, it's the file's 
signature and thus the most consistent identifier. MTH is just to 
accomodate the common convention of the 3-letter file extensions. This 
is consistent with our reasoning for referring to MPEG rather than MPG.

     -Mike Melanson

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