[MPlayer-users] OGM chapters

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Sun Apr 27 10:47:54 CEST 2003

On Sun, Apr 27, 2003 at 03:06:54AM -0500, Jonathan Rogers wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> gabor wrote:
> >there are several new container formats under development, the most
> >complete ( none of them is complete ):
> I'm not as interested in new formats as in ones that work and are well 
> supported. Quicktime seems to be one of the most mature formats around, 
> as well as one of the most standardized, flexible, and widely 
> implemented. The question I'm asking is what do other formats have to 
> offer that Quicktime doesn't? I guess I should investigate those other 
> formats on my own, so we don't necessarily have to discuss it here, but 
> it seems to me that principles like "if it isn't broken, don't fix it," 
> and "don't reinvent the wheel," might apply.

Quicktime is just a horrible horrible format. It's not that other
formats offer features it doesn't. Rather, they *omit* "features" that
are actually total brain damage, so that the player doesn't have to
emulate a whole operating system (macos) to play a simple movie!

Also, one huge show-stopper with quicktime is that incomplete files
are not playable or easily recoverable. I suppose this is an area
where MPCF is more featureful, in a good way.


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