[Matroska-general] Multi file editing through a Markup file?

Steve Lhomme steve.lhomme at free.fr
Wed Nov 16 19:44:50 CET 2005

Dave Wolowicz wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm pretty new to the media container world, so please excuse my
> newb-ness. I'm wondering if the matroska container supports the
> playback of files based on a descriptor file. I'll give you an idea of
> what I'm looking for.
> A container that carries multiple video, audio, and meta data files.
> The container would play back the content based on, lets say, some
> sort of markup language. The idea is that you would be able to edit
> the playback of the container through adjustments to the markup file.
> I'm very interested in this concept and I'm looking around to see if
> it has been done before. I know most media formats contain media that
> is already edited, however, a non-edited format would allow for easy
> colaboration and the concept of open source editing.
> Let me know what you think of this, and if you know of any existing
> formats like this.
> Cheers

What you are asking for is an external file. So it's basically not 
covered by what is "inside" matroska. So that could be defined elsewhere 
and then implemented in players. But you'll need support from 
developpers for that.


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