[Matroska-devel] Add some new Tags?

Steve Lhomme steve.lhomme at free.fr
Wed Aug 27 20:06:40 CEST 2003

Lasse Kärkkäinen / Tronic wrote:
>> I propose we add a Bitrate tag to the Tag - General element that can be
>> filled out by the user, filled by the muxing app, or I could write 
>> some code
>> to go through all the clusters and blockgroups of a file at calculate the
>> bitrate. Either way I think a Tag would be much faster and better than
>> generating the bitrate on-the-fly.
> Actually the total size of the track would do better. When you know the 
> total playing length too, this can be used for calculating per-track 
> bitrate. For total file bitrate you can naturally use the total playback 
> time and total file size.. The field for total size has been added to 
> the MCF specification now, thanks for supporting us ;)

He He. yes, good idea ! That would make the bitrate calculation 
unbeatable. It's the size of the data with all extra informations ? Or 
including codec informations or other things ? (like codec reseting)

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