[ogg-dev] streaming versus editing
giles at xiph.org
Wed Dec 1 12:43:45 PST 2004
On Wed, Dec 01, 2004 at 11:33:08AM -0800, Arc Riley wrote:
> > If video is recorded and saved in ogg/theora container/format, could it be
> > converted into matroska/theora container/format without loss of quality for
> > the purpose of editing, and then converted back into ogg/theora
> > container/format without loss of quality for streaming? Would the advantage
> > that the matroska container has in editing make it worth the effort to do the
> > conversion?
Depends on what format your editor prefers really. As Arc says, there's
not reason you can't write an editor that works with Ogg natively.
> We're not talking about the ability to edit. We're talking about the
> container format's ability to store information about how to play
> content in an "edited way". One could argue that such information
> belongs in an "effects" codec, rather than in the container itself.
Or in a separate file altogether. Kino uses SMIL for this, for example.
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