[Matroska-general] MKV vs MP4

Emanuele Fumagalli emanuele.fumagalli at babelgum.com
Fri Oct 19 14:08:16 CEST 2007


>The header size is about the same for all matroska files. It should be 
>around a few KB (between 4 and 8). That excludes seeking, which is 
>pointless if you're just streaming, which is usually put at the end anyway.

actually I would like to use it for a progressive download, so letting the 
user be able to see the video while downloading and also perform seeking.
I already do that with an mp4 container and I was wondering if using 
matroska I could have some advantages like smaller header at the beginning.





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