[matroska-devel] Re: =[SPAM?]= Re: the road to 1.0 and beyond

Steve Lhomme steve.lhomme at free.fr
Sun Jun 29 10:39:00 CEST 2003

Frank Klemm wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2003 at 06:35:07PM +1000, suxen_drol wrote:
>>- suspending/restoring codec state. the ability to suspend the encoder,
>>reboot and resume encoding at the same position.
> Very important. It should be possible to cut separately encoded streams of
> "audio/video/what else?" without any gap.

You mean (for audio which has the most samples) be able to cut at en 
exact sample ?

> - Is it possible to play a video stream in reverse order?

Not now for the moment. But it should be. There is already an element to 
know the location of the previous Cluster to read (not needed with a 
complete MetaSeek entry).

> - It should be possible to rearrange frames without copying the whole file.

You do do the mpuxing again to improve the delay between streams ? It is 
somehow possible. But it may lead to problems because of all the 
variable length fields.

>   It should be possible to cutter a file without moving video or audio data.

I think it already works in mkvmerge.

>   It should be possible to have a 3 hour video stream which can be arranged
>   in 10 or 20 ways using these 3 hours of video. Remember the movie
>   "Memento".

It is supposed to be handled by the menu system+control track, which is 
not defined yet.


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