[Matroska-general] New 'big' release ?
Christian HJ Wiesner
chris at matroska.org
Fri Nov 14 10:49:02 CET 2003
Steve Lhomme wrote:
> Christian HJ Wiesner wrote:
>> Hi, what do you all think about a new 'big' release ?
> What do you call a big release ?
A big release is what we had been doing in May, for the public launch,
and the CHIP/Liisachan release where a lot of new features, like
chapters, SSA subs, etc, were introduced.
>> Here is what we have right now :
>> - vobsub in mkv, muxing with mkvmerge, playback on DShow, in mplayer
>> and VLC
>> - compressed vobsub in mkv, muxing, playback
>> - new EBML lacing sheme
>> - AviMux-GUI with MKV support
>> - FLAC in MKA ( in MS/ACM mode with huge overhead because no lacing
>> is used )
> I think we should wait until we have something better. Either better
> FLAC or better MonkeyAudio.
After talking to jcsston about this, i am not sure if there is a better
way to implement FLAC than what he has done now. If i understand this
correctly, there is still no proper way to understand where the frame
boundaries of FLAC are, as the internal FLAC API does not allow the
encoder to indicate a new frame/block . As a result this would mean we
had to use FLAC in ACM compatibility mode, same way as we are foing now
with his DirectShow encoder filter.
Maybe we should concentrate on Wavpack4 instead ? I contacted David
Bryant, the Wavpack4 author, asking him about the sourcecode that some
of you guys were requesting from me.
Question @ Mosu, Jcsston :
If we assume that David has made his API different than Josh and easier
to use for us, is there any chance of getting it implemented until, say,
middle of December ?
@ jcsston : proper lossless support in matroska REQUIRES also editing in
VirtualdubMod, because i see the main use for this feature in video
editing, besides our plans for 'MusicCD-in-a-MKA-file' . I know you have
invested a lot of time in doing that with FLAC, and then recognized its
hard or impossible to do. Jory, based on your experiences with hacking
FLAC support into VdubMod, would you be prepared to do the same thing
for Wavpack4 also ??
If we had this feature working, we could think about a new, BIG release
with all the usual noise and quirks like last time, as this would truely
justify this step
in the eyes of the users. And i guess David will also be ready for a
public launch of Wavpack4, including sources, until then.
What you think ?
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