[MPlayer-users] OGM chapters

ephemeron at softhome.net ephemeron at softhome.net
Tue Apr 29 03:04:34 CEST 2003

On Sun, 27 Apr 2003 04:47:54 -0400,
D Richard Felker III wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 27, 2003 at 03:06:54AM -0500, Jonathan Rogers wrote:
> > 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.

Probably should read "not all incomplete files".  But yes, I've
had a number of partially downloaded qt files that even the apple
qt player couldn't play.

> I suppose this is an area where MPCF is more featureful, in a
> good way.

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