[matroska-devel] Re: MPCF Draft/Discussion (MPlayer ContainerFormat)

ChristianHJW christian at matroska.org
Sat Feb 8 22:28:00 CET 2003


"michael c" <mrcole20 at hotmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:F48p0VatC6ZUbPHiNKy00018a3f at hotmail.com...
> I must say, I think I agree with Fabien that the file format should not
> close the door on advanced features. The only thing that should be kept in
> mind is that those features should not make everything over-complicated.
> I propose that there could be another stream type (named "generic" or
> something), in which additional features could then be implemented. Then,
if
> some programs don't support these features, these streams could simply be
> ignored; the programs don't even need to know anything about their format.


Excellent ! You guys are reinventing EBML right now, which is the basis of
matroska. This was exactly the purpose of it all, to be capable of adding
new element types without breaking file readability to 'simpler' or older
parsers.

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