[matroska-general] Re: Asking for publishing magazine

Christian HJ Wiesner chris at matroska.org
Thu May 15 22:02:44 CEST 2003

Hi Atsushi,

i herewith aprove your request to include our matroska project support 
from VirtualdubMod in your Net-Runner magazine. Please understand that 
matroska is not a codec, but a container format ( similar to AVI ) that 
can be used to create digital movies with modern audio and video codecs 
like Ogg Vorbis / MPC / XviD / DivX / AC3 / MP3, while AVI does not 
support this anymore in many respects ( its too old ).

matroska is an opensource and open standard project, and support for 
Asian characters in file names as well as in subtitles was on the very 
top of our priority list from the very start. Please point your users 
also to the other software on our homepage :


Without the matroska DirectShow parser from 
http://matroska.sourceforge.net/downloads/mkxds-v0.4.0.zip your users 
will not be able to play the files they created with VirtualdubMod, so i 
recommend that you incude at least this file int your CD. Please accept 
our apologies that the current version of the parser filter will support 
unicode file names just fine, but not unicode subtitles output yet. We 
are working hard on this to fix that.

Our Linux tools are here : http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/ 
; as usual on Linux, these are sources for compilation on the Linux 
distro the users is running, but there are binaries also.

To best view matroska files we recommend a great DirectShow Mediaplayer 
clled 'The Core Media Player' ( freeware ) from 
http://www.corecoded.com. The administrator to talk to is Dan 'Betaboy' 
Marlin ( betaboy at corecodec.com ).

Christian Wiesner
matroska project administrator

AtsushiTakayama wrote:

>I am TAKAYAMA Atsushi who is the Magazine journalist in Japan.
>I am writing you to obtain your approval to record your software
>applications onto our supplementary CD-ROMs, which will come with
>the July. issue of "NET-RUNNER".
>"NET-RUNNER" is monthly magazine, which has mainly carried network
>-related information(for example, they are the news of the network
> technology, a useful website, introduction of a tool, and so on).
>There are 200,000 readers or more in Japan. We provide supplementary
>CD-ROMs to our readersby gathering applications necessary for use of
>the Internet. Included in our CD-ROMs are, for example, browser 
>software, plug-in software, mail-chat software, utilities, provider
>-signed-up software.
>We think that we only have to become help of the user by whom this
>magazine enjoys the Internet or more and downloading. If the software
>which you open to the public becomes help of such a user, it is not
>gladder than this. 
>Product:Matroska-Codec (within VirtualDubMod)
>Media:CD-ROM for inclusion in NET-RUNNER Magazine only.
>We would appreciate it very much if you could get back to me by 
>May. 20th due to our schedule for the production of our CD-ROMs. 
>I am sorry for the short notice.
>We look forward to hearing from you soon.
>Best regards.
>Atsushi Takayama
>cd-rom at neo-logue.com
>Tel: +81-3-3296-5058
>Fax: +81-3-3296-5059
>Address:2F Iwasaki building
>        3-12,ogawamachi, kanda
>        chiyodaku,TOKYO
>        101-0052,JAPAN


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