[NUT-devel] codec id nonsense, please end it

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Tue Jun 20 23:57:01 CEST 2006

On Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 11:39:41PM +0200, Alex Beregszaszi wrote:
> Hi,
> > This is not an important point. Anyway... here let's use a new codec
> > id system. In the new system all names will be exactly 4 characters,
> > and here are the first 6 entries:
> > 
> > mp4v - mpeg4 video
> > aac  - aac audio
> > mp3  - mp3 audio
> > mp2  - mp2 audio
> What about mp2a / mp3a? So mp2v could exist (and not mpg2). Otoh aaca
> would look crazy :)

The idea was to use existing sane names when they exist to avoid
pointlessly enlarging tables. Also mp2a and mp3a are NOT analogous to
mp4v. mp2 does not mean mpeg-2 audio. It means mpeg-1 audio, layer 2.
Similarly for mp3.

> Also I would restrict the available character set from your proposed
> ascii-printable to alphanumeric+space, everything else is making it more
> complicated. The dash (-) is the only symbol I could be convienced if
> too much ppl cry.

Plus is also useful, e.g. 263+, mp3+, etc. crap. :)


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