[Matroska-general] Matroska hardware

Steve Lhomme steve.lhomme at free.fr
Fri Apr 2 09:39:59 CEST 2004


Mmm, on first of april we usually make jokes around here... I thought 
this one was very obvious but had to be made.

We probably want to be taken seriously but not if we are not allowed to 
have fun (of ourselves).

And BTW it wasn't 'sell out' as we didn't sell anything to anyone.

Jory wrote:
> Can we stop this?
> How will we ever been taken seriously if every year we 'sell out'?
> 
> Jory
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Lhomme" <steve.lhomme at free.fr>
> To: "General talk about Matroska and other products"
> <matroska-general at lists.matroska.org>
> 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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