[Matroska-general] MKV vs MP4

Emanuele Fumagalli emanuele.fumagalli at babelgum.com
Fri Oct 19 09:20:43 CEST 2007

> Emanuele Fumagalli schrieb:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm evaluating Matroska to use it as a container instead of MP4.
>> What I'm looking for is to reduce as much as possible the header that is 
>> loaded before decoding the video and audio streams,
>> that's because I intend to stream the file using a progressive download.
>>  Do you know if Matroska can have a more little header compared to MP4?
> You can find an overhead comparison here:
> http://www.alexander-noe.com/video/amg/en_overhead_comparison.html

thanks for answering and for the link.

It's not very clear to me, what I'd like to understand is that if using 
Matroska I  will have a lower overhead on a h264 + aac.

At the moment I notice that on long videos, aourn 1h:30m the overhead needed 
by the mp4 seems around 1.5 Mb.

thanks again

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