[ogg-dev] streaming versus editing

Ralph Giles 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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