[matroska-devel] Re: Comments needed on seeking part

Steve Lhomme steve.lhomme at free.fr
Fri Feb 14 17:29:10 CET 2003

There is a case I haven't mentioned which is possible in matroska (as well as in
AVI or MP4 and all IFF in general). You can write a dummy element at the
beggining with a generous size (should be tweaked later) that contains no
specific data (Void element in EBML/matroska). Then later when you want to write
the Meta Seek entries, you put it at this place and "Void" the remaining data.
When the Meta Seek is too large to fit in there, it can simply be discarded (as
explain before there's no much use of reading it at the end of the file).

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