[Matroska-devel] Official Tags

Boris Juraga boris.juraga at gmail.com
Sat Feb 12 10:12:39 CET 2011


Well i certainly like this idea, and the structure seems very thought
out so i support this.

On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 8:54 AM, Steve Lhomme <slhomme at matroska.org> wrote:
> Hello Jaroslaw,
>
> On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 1:32 PM, grok <grok at zyxxyz.eu> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> First of all, thank you for designing the best media container out there.
>>
>> I had a quick search through the mailing lists and other than
>> unanswered questions didn't find anything relevant. I've been looking
>> for a tag to put external database IDs like IMDB into a MKV file and
>> haven't found one that is suitable.
>>
>> Therefore I'd like to propose adding a new official tag or at least
>> specifying one that would allow storing such information.
>>
>> In simplest form it could look like this:
>>
>>    <Simple>
>>      <Name>EXTERNAL_DB</Name>
>>        <Simple>
>>          <Name>IMDB</Name>
>>          <String>tt123456</String>
>>        </Simple>
>>        <Simple>
>>          <Name>TMDB</Name>
>>          <String>1256</String>
>>        </Simple>
>>    </Simple>
>>
>> Where "EXTERNAL_DB" would be an official tag and the attributes like
>> "IMDB" would be unspecified to avoid amending spec every time some
>> database becomes relevant.
>>
>> Is it something that makes sense from your point of view?
>
> That does sound good to me. Let's see if there are comments on this.
> Also if you or anyone else can think of other relevant DBs (discogs
> for music ? musicbrainz ? amazon store ?). Maybe an accompanying URL
> or at least DNS for the service could be good. Maybe the DNS as the
> tag name ? There could be an issue if one DNS have 2 different DBs (ie
> IDs not matching in the 2 different DBs) for music and video.
>
> Steve
>
>> Regards,
>> --
>> Jaroslaw Zachwieja
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Steve Lhomme
> Matroska association Chairman
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