[Matroska-devel] New matroska packs - scope ?

Steve Lhomme steve.lhomme at free.fr
Mon Aug 2 18:05:55 CEST 2004

Christian HJ Wiesner a écrit :

> Hi Team and All,
> it seems that its time to launch new matroska packs in the next couple 
> of weeks. There have been some improvements to matroska lately, namely
> - TTA parser/decoder ( Toff )
> - new matroskademuxer ( Toff )
> which certainly qualify for a new release of the packs. Things to 
> discuss are still
> - the new ffdshow build ( for recent XviD )
> - a Wavpack parser/decoder filter
> Not in the new pack will be
> - the Real DLLs
> as Karl Lillevold from Real Networks informed us that this is still no 
> option and a clear violation of the Real license. To find a solution to 
> the big number of user complaints about MKVs with RV9 content not 
> playing even after matroska full pack installation, i have plans to add 
> a popup window that users have to click away, informing them about this 
> problem with RV9 MKVs, and pointing them to a Guide that Karl published 
> once, on how to 'safely' install Realplayer on the users PC.
> For the ffdshow build, there is a new stable release with many 
> improvements, but unfortunately including FFvfw, a working MPEG4 VCM and 
> dshow codec. For you as a reminder, we decided some weeks ago that we 
> will not distribute such a codec with the pack, because we fear problems 
> with license/copyright infringement from the holders of the MPEG4 patents.
> For the Wavpack parser/decoder, somebody needs to make one first before 
> we could inlcude it :D ! Anybody volunteering ? Toff  :-) ??

Wavpack is not supported by any application yet and not even started.
So it will be for the next pack. TTA is not finished in mkvtoolnix.

I hope someone would just install the big ffdshow and just keep the 
files we need (unless it's just one big file/filter) that we can add to 
the pack...

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