[Matroska-general] [Fwd: Re: [Advocacy] Re: Is Microsoft being cruel to OGG?]

Steve Lhomme steve.lhomme at free.fr
Wed Oct 5 10:01:56 CEST 2005


We had this conversation years back. I remember the Xiph people disagree 
on making a difference this way...

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Subject: Re: [Advocacy] Re: Is Microsoft being cruel to OGG?
Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2005 01:34:16 -0400
From: Jeff MacDonald <jam at zoidtechnologies.com>
Organization: Zoid Technologies, LLC
To: illiminable <ogg at illiminable.com>
CC: advocacy at xiph.org, capocasa at gmx.net
References: <001001c5c96a$5c0a1c50$0200000a at tiger>

On Wed, 2005-10-05 at 13:04 +0800, illiminable wrote:
> Hi there Carlo,
> I wasn't previously on this list, but someone pointed me to your post.
> Just to clear a few things up...
> I created the .oga and .ogv extensions for use on windows. They were created 
> for a few reasons... the primary one being the way that the media library 
> works in WMP.

ya.. by checking only the file extension instead of actually opening the
file and looking at the "magic" which is usually the first bytes of the
file (or having streaming formats that send a MIME type), MSFT has again
caused some grief. *sigh*

however, your solution seems reasonable-- mp4 is a generic "container"
format like ogg is according to this definition at wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mp4 and m4a is used as a file extension for
audio using the mp4 container format.

please make sure this is documented in the appropriate section of the
website (along with the rationale).

Jeff MacDonald
Zoid Technologies
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