[Matroska-devel] Re: codec as attachment

Lasse Kärkkäinen / Tronic tronic at trn.iki.fi
Sun May 29 23:49:30 CEST 2005


> Softwares like MediaInfo (http://mediainfo.sf.net) or G-Spot
> (http://www.google.fr/url?sa=U&start=1&q=http://www.headbands.com/gspot)
> are done for this kind of problem : if you want a codec, you have only
> one click on the file, and you have an URL for downloading the codec.
> No problem of virus or malware, because of user interaction.

The info comes from reliable source in this case, not from the video file
itself (which often comes from malicious website or P2P), and thus is safe.
The centralized Matroska codec database would be a similar approach, and IMO
would be a very nice thing, if someone just went and actually made it work ...

- Tronic -
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