[Matroska-devel] UPX like standalone file

Mike Matsnev mike at po.cs.msu.su
Sat Aug 13 09:38:56 CEST 2005


Steve Lhomme wrote:
> 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).
> 
I think you don't need an exe. You can already achieve this with MPC in autorun,
and mpeg1 audio/video to avoid licensing issues.

/Mike



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