[matroska-devel] Re: MPEG in Matroska

John Cannon spyder482 at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 28 06:03:29 CET 2003

> John, this is making me really happy !!! If you say you are coding a
> MPEG parser, why dont you use existing code, like from fcchandlers
> Virtualdub_MPEG2 ?

Well, i think it uses the DVD2AVI approach which is not as portable as I
would like.  But correct me if I am wrong. :)

> In any case, i think its a good way to start with MPEG1 video, so we can
> learn how to do it, and then proceed to MPEG2 later. There is just one
> thing burning on my mind, this is a matter of priorities. Sure,
> everybody is free to work on the things he likes to do the most and as i
> see it all the *really* neccesary stuff for the launch of matroska is
> being worked on already ( there is no need for the file
> repair/optimization tool to be available on day 1 IMHO ), so you could
> jump into looking at this. Its just, i want to avoid that the other team
> members will be angry on me because i am pushing you into this now,
> while maybe there is a lot of other stuff to do right now ? Any opinions
> on this from the other team members ?
> With respect to GOPs, i think we should bring the power of EBML in here
> and define a GOP EBML element ... i hope this was possible ? Alex
> 'Foogod' Stewart was giving a breif overview to me what it would take to
> get this working. He was talking about several 'layers' or 'levels' of
> the MPEG container, and he himslef was not sure as to what layers could
> be dropped, as they are covered by existing matroska elements already,
> what layers would have to be copied from the MPEG without altering, like
> putting them into codec private data, and for what layers we would have
> to define new EBML elements.
> > PS: an answer to the discussion earlier, B frames can reference any
> > before or after them in the same GOP as long as it's not another B
> > And P frames can reference any single frame before them in the same GOP.
> > (from a very trusted source :) )
> Before of after them ? Does our current referencing principle allow this ?
> Christian
> http://www.matroska.org


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