[Matroska-devel] Re: [mpc-devel] Re: Protocol of my 2+ hrs telephone conversation with Frank Klemm

Gabest gabest at freemail.hu
Mon Nov 17 23:23:40 CET 2003


> >It's worth mentioning that AC3 doesn't cope well with VBR. Even though
> >it might be accepted by the standard, several decoders (most
> >notably the ones from Dolby) choke on VBR streams.
> >Roberto.
> >
> >
> Roberto has a point here. It could be a wise decision to test especially
> hardware AC3 decoders on their VBR performance before actually investing
> work into a better tuned AC3 encoder. Apart from the better hardware
> decoder support in existing DVD players and Surround receivers, i
> personally cant see any reason to not use AAC for a new encoder format.
> I guess Frank has made tests already, i hope he is capable of sending a
> reply on this matter sooner or later.
>
> Christian

Maybe I'm wrong now, but I think I read somewhere that dvds must only have
cbr ac3 streams.

(Btw, I just discovered I can capture streamed windows media into matroska
in graphedit. It would be worth turning this into a little util ;)




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