[Matroska-general] new mkvtoolnix release 0.7.1
Christian HJ Wiesner
chris at matroska.org
Fri Oct 3 16:20:59 CEST 2003
Moritz Bunkus wrote:
>after looking at my webserver's logs for the last couple of days and
>seeing that the latest pre-version had about twice as many downloads as
>the latest official release (0.7.0) I decided it was time to release a
Mosu, can you give us some numbers, just out of curiosity ?
>Please read the new mkvmerge-gui.html that I've created. It is a first
>shot and is not really a good guide, but it'll explain some things that
>I don't want to repeat here (e.g. about the capabilities of the chapter
>(Criticism like 'hey you don't know squat about writing good
>documentation' is not helpful - I already know that ;))
Eheheheh ... i wished i had the same skills, does that thrown a bad
shadow on them ( = my documentation skills ) :D ??
>Anyway, here's the ChangeLog since the last release:
> * mkvmerge: Changed the lacing strategy again. New defaults are
> NOT to write duration elements for all blocks, NOT to use time
> slices and to USE lacing for most audio tracks. This will save
> some space. The downside is that the laced frames 'lose' their
> precise timecode information. Current demuxers don't care and will
> work nevertheless. More sophisticated applications that make use
> of these advanced information (duration elements, time slices) are
> not available at the moment. All these options can be toggled by
> the user with the new/modified options --disable-lacing,
> --enable-durations and --enable-timeslices.
I admit i completely lost track meanwhile about what timeslices etc.
are, but let me put a big questionmark behind that :
Is it really the right thing to do ? Maybe current parsers dont support
it, but who cares ? Abandon the advantages of timeslices, just to save a
little bit of overhead ? I ask for opnions pls. ....
> * mmg: new feature: Added a (nearly) full-featured chapter editor.
Great ! I was never working with chapter files myself as the chapters
from the DVds are not suited in most cases, so i made them myself in
VdubMod, and this is what i need in mkvmerge :) ...
> * mkvmerge: bug fix/new feature: Rewrote the complete MP3
> handling. Now files with ID3 tags (both v1 and v2) are handled
> correctly. All MPEG-1 audio files (all layers) should be handled
> correctly now.
Does that mean that a ID3 tagged MP3 file can be converted into a tagged
MKA, and the tags are converted 1:1 ?
Mosu, a wonderful release !!! Now give us vobsubs's and i care that we
can play them :) !!
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