[NUT-devel] [PATCH] fourcc spec

Måns Rullgård mru at inprovide.com
Sat Apr 22 13:21:34 CEST 2006

Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal.cx> writes:

> 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...

I kind of like the idea of using the name of the standard where
applicable.  Using the name (or some derivation) of a particular
implementation is about as evil as it gets, IMHO.

Måns Rullgård
mru at inprovide.com

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