[MPlayer-dev-eng] Re: [PATCH] new odml, aspect?

Ivan Kalvachev ivan at cacad.com
Tue Mar 9 15:37:56 CET 2004

D Richard Felker III said:
> On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 07:37:45PM -0500, The Wanderer wrote:
>> Tobias Diedrich wrote:
>> I had been given the impression that OpenDML was intended both to extend
>> AVI indices beyond the 2GB limit and to support more than just the basic
>> one audio/one video stream in the file; if that isn't the case, I
>> suppose I'll have to go back where I got these and look more closely to
>> find out what actually was used.
> AVI has always supported more streams. Just not many players would
> play such files correctly, so it wasn't used. Also to my knowledge
> there never was any standard for storing subtitles in text streams. So
> it's just a hack some windoze dood came up with.
> Rich

As far as can remember OpenDML includes a lot of small new things, like
information for aspect. I wonder is this implemented in both read and write
support? This could finnally make avi's with aspect different from 4:3
(SAR=1:1)playable under the vfw/dshow/dmo crappy players.

Best Regards
   Ivan Kalvachev

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