[MPlayer-users] Re: MPlayer-users Digest, Vol 2, Issue 150

Subhash Patil patil_subhash at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 3 10:37:11 CET 2003

Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 10:16:36 -0800
From: Ross Finlayson <finlayson at live.com>
To: mplayer-users at mplayerhq.hu
Subject: [MPlayer-users] Re: MPlayer : ISMA

>ISMA - the "Internet Streaming Media Alliance" -
><http://www.isma.tv> is yet another of these
>grandiose industry consortia pretending to be a
>standards organization. In reality, what they do is
>give their 'blessing' to a set of MPEG and IETF
>standards (MPEG and IETF being the *real* standards
>organization here).

>In this case, the standards they've blessed are
>certain subsets of MPEG-4 audio/video, delivered via
>RTSP and RTP (using particular payload formats).

>The good news is that MPlayer (with the LIVE.COM
>Streaming Media libraries) will be able to play these
>streams Real Soon Now.  Stay tuned; I'll be sending
>an announcement to this list when this is ready.

>         Ross Finlayson
>         LIVE.COM

Dear Ross,

When can I expect this update at the earliest?
Is that the ISMA compatibility is only for MPEG-4
streaming OR it is for all the media types i.e MPEG-1
and MPEG-2 also?.


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