[ogg-dev] Re: [theora-dev] Re: [Advocacy] Re: [Vorbis-dev] Proposal: An extension to rules all others

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 04:50:45 PDT 2007

It's great to see how quickly people notice new pages on the wiki!

I started this page to get the ideas from this thread together and
start a discussion. By no means was any of this fixed.

However, I do disagree about the 3 letter extensions. While it is true
that they are old and outdated, some modern systems will still only
read three letters - e.g. the 3gpp file format ended up using .3gp as
the extension because some mobile platforms would not deal with
anything more than 3 letters.

Also, I have not seen any sensible new file formats being created with
anything more than 3 letters extension. Thus, if Xiph was to go down
that track, this may borderline us more than it would help with

But I agree - let's have a discussion. :-)


On 4/27/07, Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves <justivo at gmail.com> wrote:
> A page was created on the wiki at
> http://wiki.xiph.org/index.php/MIME_Types_and_File_Extensions
> However, I do not agree with the proposed extensions there.  For one,
> I hate 3 letter extensions .ext.  Everyone knows how old and outdated
> they are.
> If this was decided/proposed based on issues with FAT/FAT16/vfat file
> systems, I'll be running some tests and see if there really is such
> limitation.  And even if it does, I'm still against .ext, especially
> things like .ogs which make no sense to me or to other users.
> To remind everyone of my recent proposal:
> .oggvideo
> .oggaudio
> .ogg for everything else
> And backward compatibility for already used extensions (.flac, .ogg, .spx)
> Let's have a vote if need be.  Meanwhile, I'll go look for a USB key
> and format it FAT and see if large file names are possible.
> -Ivo
> P.S: I lost track of how many lists are currently involved in this
> discussion.  I'm sending this message to ogg-dev and vorbis-dev.
> Fasten your seat-belts.
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