[Matroska-devel] Several (minor) issues or underspecified areas in the MKV spec

Steve Lhomme slhomme at matroska.org
Sun Oct 11 09:49:05 CEST 2015

2015-10-05 18:59 GMT+02:00 Michael Bradshaw <mjbshaw at google.com>:
> Sorry for the bombardment of emails.
> On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 6:03 PM, Michael Bradshaw <mjbshaw at google.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi! I'll launch right into my questions:
>> ...
> Two more questions for the MKV spec:
> Is the table in Chapter Specifications duplicated twice?

Ooops, fixed.

> Should the spec perhaps require EBMLMaxSizeLength to be exactly 8? Letting
> it be < 8 doesn't seem like a useful feature, but perhaps I'm missing some
> useful use case.

For the EBML header, I think it should be 4. For the Stream, it really
depends on the stream but files that will never get large data may not
want to allow large EBML overhead.

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Steve Lhomme
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