[ogg-dev] packets and OGG pages

Silvia Pfeiffer silvia at annodex.net
Wed Mar 14 18:27:18 PDT 2007

On 3/15/07, Conrad Parker <conrad at metadecks.org> wrote:
> On 15/03/07, Ralph Giles <giles at xiph.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 12:23:47PM +0000, Mathias Kunter wrote:
> > >
> > > In contrast to that, http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3533.txt stats the following:
> > > "Ogg Vorbis provides the name and revision of the Vorbis codec,
> > > the audio rate and the audio quality on the Ogg Vorbis bos page.
> > > It also uses TWO additional header pages per logical bitstream."Sounds like ogg would ALWAYS use a total of three header PAGES for its three header PACKAGES. Is this actually the case?
> >
> > Ouch. This is incorrect. It should read "It uses two additional header
> > packets per logical bitstream."

Oh! A "packet" "page" twister! Damned...

> Yow. Ralph, Silvia, should we consider creating an updated Ogg
> Internet-Draft and fixing / clarifying this and any other recent
> issues?

This requires to replace the old RFC with a new one and going through
the whole RFC process again and deprecate the old spec. I would
suggest if we want to do so to poll for further fixes that may be
necessary to the RFC.

> Silvia, do you still have the source for RFC3533?

Hmm... I'm sure it will be somewhere...


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