[Matroska-general] Re: FAQ for coders of firmware for DiVX standalone's

Christian HJ Wiesner chris at matroska.org
Sun Sep 19 22:26:42 CEST 2004


i love our project, but to be honest i am not sure if it is even 
possible to properly support it on hardware devices. Its a general use 
container and can contain almost anything under the sun, i guess its 
impossible to support so many different audio and video formats in a 
standalone unit.

We thought about creating profiles for hardware support, limiting the 
number of used codecs, but for the time being those do not exist and i 
fear less than 5% of all existing MKV files would comply with the 
so-called 'simple profile' we had in mind some time ago, and could be 
played on a standalone.

I copy this email to the matroska-general list, lets see what the other 
guys think about this.

matroska project admin

createcoms wrote:

> Hi,
> Would it be possible for a small info blog or something to help,get 
> started, make easier, etc for coders of firmware for DiVX standalone 
> units in order to support the MKV container format?
> Before I go into serious dialogue with some manufacturers I want to be 
> able to give them something to sink their teeth into so they can say 
> yes or no as an informed decision.
> Thanks
> -Shane

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