[Matroska-general] Matroska hardware

Jory jcsston at wiesneronline.net
Thu Apr 1 23:27:23 CEST 2004

Can we stop this?
How will we ever been taken seriously if every year we 'sell out'?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Lhomme" <steve.lhomme at free.fr>
To: "General talk about Matroska and other products"
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Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 5:14 AM
Subject: [Matroska-general] Matroska hardware

> Hi everyone,
> After some discussions with Christian, we have decided to make the
> announcement of a partnership we've been discussing for a few weeks.
> As you know, the software is gaining more and more "market share" in the
>   AV world and the hardware is getting less important. So it is a
> logical move for all A/V machine creators to embrace this move and
> become more flexible. This is a key move for us as we are meant to be
> flexible, extensible as much as possible and it doesn't always meet the
> requirements of restricted hardware devices.
> As you know, Sony are going to use Linux is some of their future A/V
> devices and especially in their DVR devices. And they have accepted to
> use Matroska as the basis of their "organic" system. That means a system
> that will grow and evolve with time with constant upgrades and new
> features/codecs.
> OK, this is an april's fool. But I'm sure that this is the way things
> are going to move in the future, anyway (until lossless compression is
> the only thing needed, which I doubt will ever happen, for bandwidth
> efficiency reason)
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