[NUT-devel] Codec id - random notes

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Fri Jun 30 00:09:16 CEST 2006

On Thu, Jun 29, 2006 at 11:14:23AM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> Hi
> On Thu, Jun 29, 2006 at 09:47:05AM +0300, Ivan Kalvachev wrote:
> [...]
> > 
> > So if there is no sane system we should at least _try_ to invent one.
> we? you want it, you would have to do all the work and maintain it until
> you find someone else to take over maintainership
> until now noone has done any work toward a new id system so for me the
> case is closed, the system will be avi-fourcc based, if you want something
> else you can still invent and propose another system

before proposing another system please tell us what specific concrete
problems will result from using avi-style fourcc.

> noone will promisse that any of it will be used, decissions are made
> on technical terms, that was always the case

i'd still like to see any attempt at explaining how a new naming
system can have a technical advantage.

> when i, oded or rich suggested something and it turned out bad it was
> discarded too

not necessarily bad, sometimes just impractical/infeasible.


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