[NUT-devel] [PATCH] fourcc spec

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Sat Apr 22 01:17:45 CEST 2006

On Fri, Apr 21, 2006 at 11:42:55AM +0300, Ivan Kalvachev wrote:
> I though we are going to ommit FourCC definition on purpose.
> We are either going to follow avi/MS fourcc, or follow the path of
> matroska - defining our own completely ridiculous reinventions.

No, these are not the only two choices.

> How about defining an syntax or allowing inclusion of as many aliases
> as possible?
> e.g.
> "ISO14496-2;MPEG-4;XviD;XVID;xvid;DX50;DIVX;FM40"
> This for sure will guarantee that any player could recognize the format :)
> we could add and more additional info in brakets. E.g.
> {XviD,XVID,xvid}(bs=130,ver=1.1.0).

This looks like the ridiculous Matroska path to me.. :)

IMO the proposal should be to sanitize the fourcc madness without
doing anything ridiculous...


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