[NUT-devel] Codec id - random notes

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Tue Jun 27 22:02:48 CEST 2006

On Tue, Jun 27, 2006 at 10:48:20PM +0300, Ivan Kalvachev wrote:
> >alternative suggestions, and comments welcome, personally iam fine with
> >all the options left (for I and IAA a volunteer would be needed to maintain
> >a few tables)
> Excellent analysis. I guess there is no need to say I am in favour of
> IAA system.
> We need compatibility (so 'I' is out)
> I demand creating our own system. The purpose - once the other formats
> are obsolete this system will be the only valid. (this eliminates
> i-avi and AAA).
> I had proposed 'I' type system in my "Fourcc vs format_id" mail.
> In short:
> "format_id" - string with the format specific stream. Must not overlap
> with any of the existing systems. No acronyms.
> "profile" - used capabilities of the profile. (hw players quick
> rejection, stream servers support).
> "encoder" string describing the encoder&version(used for bugs
> workaround and fame/blame of quality).

And I strongly dislike this. Most of the information is not known by
the program generating the file and should not need to be known.
Different profiles can already have their own different format ids.
Separating to multiple fields just creates complexity for complexity's
sake which is bad.


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