[Matroska-devel] Hi, question about the MKV tags

Steve Lhomme slhomme at matroska.org
Tue Feb 15 16:01:19 CET 2011

So there is no tag support now, so you're going to use a proprietary
and limited and undocumented way to do it just for yourself ? Hoping
the problem of doing it the clean way will solve by itself ?

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 1:45 PM, Boris Juraga <boris.juraga at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well from the conversation till now i have one conclusion - no proper
> tags support is near, not without full remux. So i will use a
> workaround i was using before trying to use the tag system. I will
> create spec complying xml file containing the tags and called
> tags.xml, and instead of adding it to mkvmerge as a global tags xml
> file - i will add it as attachment. And it will be fixed size xml
> document. I think 5KB is more than enough for tags for movie or
> episode. and as it is fixed size, i will use my current tag\attachment
> reader to seek to it and simply over write it with the new tags.xml.
> As the files are exactly the same size no problems will occur. Simply
> if the new tags are bigger than 5KB i will remux.
> I cant think of a single problem with this solution, no one is reading
> tags at the moment so my app will work.
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Steve Lhomme
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