[Matroska-devel] Seen on a blog

Steve Lhomme steve.lhomme at free.fr
Wed Nov 2 09:15:17 CET 2005


http://www.livejournal.com/users/sporks5000/256572.html

A damn good idea (could work for TC(P)MP or VLC too) :

Idea: A modification for Media Player Classic (or any similarly capable 
audio playback software) that opens Matroska Audio files (.mka) as 
separate play list items for each chapter encoded into the file, rather 
than one single audio file.

Result: With such a thing as this, entire CD's can be stored as one 
file, but can be viewed as several different audio clips, rather than 
one long audio clip with several different segments. You could load a 
single .mka file containing ten songs from one CD, for example, and then 
re-organize their playback order.

Reasons: With the powerful compression ratios afforded by AAC and 
AACplus, and the average maximum download capabilities of today's home 
users on the rise, it's becoming more and more practical to store entire 
CD's together in one file. As it is now, it's beginning to become common 
for people to achieve this by storing individual .mp3 or .m4a files in a 
.zip file (or other compressed file type). The down side to such a 
method is the often two or more songs will be recorded on the CD in such 
a way as to blend into one another. Since both .mp3 and .aac formats 
insert short periods of silence at the beginning and/or end of the audio 
clip, playback will often result in an audible gap between songs. 
Methods exist to prevent this from occurring, but none yet have proven 
to be flawless. Yet, storing the tracks together in one file is equally 
undesirable as listening to an individual track becomes more difficult 
process.

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