[Matroska-devel] UPX like standalone file

Steve Lhomme steve.lhomme at free.fr
Sat Aug 13 04:11:38 CEST 2005


We were just discussing about business cards on a small CD (there are 
some that look like a regular bank card). And I just realised how cool 
it would be to have a video to present yourself or your company. 
Matroska could be used for that, but we need to turn the file into a 
.exe file. I think that making a basic player (maybe based on VLC with 
built-in minimum codec) and working on the .exe to put the video in the 
same file (you could put it in the end like a resource) would be great. 
I think it has to work on the PE headers or EXE/DLL files. It would be 
neat if the same file could be recognised as a matroska file by most 
players (and the rest of the file considered as crap).

Any volunteer ?

A nice GUI to create such an EXE file on top of Mkvmerge GUI could even 
be popular. When you want to distribute a file and noone has to worry on 
how to play it on Windows (and it still plays in Linux/OS X).

robUx4 on blog <http://robux4.blogspot.com/>

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