[Ffmpeg-devel] On2 Flix Engine uses memcoder in commerical Flix Engine

John Koleszar jkoleszar
Thu Apr 27 20:10:51 CEST 2006

Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 12:16:06PM -0400, John Koleszar wrote:
>> Frankly, I've had a hard enough time trying to get anybody to look at
>> the the fixes, let alone adding features. Not to mention the general
>> animosity (with good technical reason) for all that is ogg/xiph over
>> there. Certainly had no reason to keep it secret..
> Out of curiosity: Why do you mux to Ogg?  It has very little going for
> it..

Rather than inventing a new container format, I wanted to use something
existing. Ogg was the only one I knew of at the time that allowed you to
write a well formatted stream without seeking, a requirement since the
data is sent over a pipe. NUT might be a better choice today (don't know
about the license of libnut offhand though), but it wasn't ready a few
months ago. The data overhead of ogg in this application isn't _too_
bad, though the reference implementation (libogg) sucks horribly,
performance wise.

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