[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Detect DNET/byte-swapped AC-3 and support decoding it directly.

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Sat Mar 5 15:34:32 CET 2011

On Sat, Mar 05, 2011 at 02:53:13PM +0100, Kostya wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 05, 2011 at 02:04:55PM +0100, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 05, 2011 at 01:01:03PM +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> > > And stop calling it dnet.
> > 
> > Holy fuck, the format's name is DNET, reality doesn't magically
> > change just because you decide to not believe in it.
> Dolby ships AC-3 reference samples in byteswapped format too,
> should we call it "Dolby raw DNET" then?

Do they have any name for it?
Can you point me to some samples?
It's not that I am really opposed to a different name in principle,
however the only case I have _ever_ seen it with a name is DNET
(and I think it's fair to point out that I really called it
"byte-swapped (dnet) format", not just "DNET").
Not to mention that I have already once before asked for a better
suggestion, and if people continue with this bikeshed naming complaint
without proposing anything usable I'll probably send my next patches calling
it "eghrehe" and "sgee4rh" format.
There's also the question of convenience we also have a muxer
called "spdif" even though that's the name of the physical protocol.

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