[Matroska-devel] Request for a hi-speed bitmap compression format standard

Ronald Bultje rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net
Mon Aug 11 16:39:10 CEST 2003

Hey Chris/all,

On Mon, 2003-08-11 at 15:12, Christian HJ Wiesner wrote:
> Ronald Bultje wrote:
> >Subtitles are effectively just UTF8 strings. 
> nope BBB, on DVDs, subs are special bitmap type pictures, with a special 
> bitmap sheme, Gabest can explain it in more detail if you want, but 
> basically what i understand from him you have

Well, that's DVDs. ;). I'm talking about it more generally, in broader
applications than just "display on TV". DVD subtitles are useless for
application in braille readers and so on. Think beyond TV. ;). Text is
the way to go! It's up to the viewer application (WMP and so on) to
render it nicely.

> >Use XML or xhtml for
> >mark-up if really you want to, and you're there. 
> Yes, we are :) .... ever checked http://usf.corecodec.org :) ??

I'll look at that tonight. /me @ work. :).


Ronald Bultje <rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net>

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