[Matroska-devel] Re: RFC 1134 - New EBML Block design

Steve Lhomme steve.lhomme at free.fr
Wed Jan 21 09:51:23 CET 2004

Paul Bryson wrote:
> "Steve Lhomme" wrote...
>>introducing a cleaner Block is just cosmetic and useless to me. Or
>>you'll have to prove with number that this Block is more space efficient
>>than the current one (which I'm almost sure it's not).
> Well, either RFC 80085 or 1134 needs to be done.

The problem of adding a "parallel" element is not a technical problem. 
It's a matter that we have to inform every matroska library developper 
that the format in the current form sucks and should be updated, that 
they have to code something new that does almost exactly the same thing 
as it used to. Hopefully there are still no reports of such problems 
with our former tagging system...

Now I remember why we wanted to finish the specs before coding. Because 
when things are in the public it's too late to change it !

And it's funny that you, Paul, come up with all these changes that will 
render all current players useless and at the same time you want to 
freeze the specs to show that Matroska is a stable/solid format. One day 
you should make up your mind.

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