[ogg-dev] Ogg/Kate preliminary documentation

Ralph Giles giles at xiph.org
Mon Feb 11 09:58:49 PST 2008

On 11-Feb-08, at 5:29 AM, ogg.k.ogg.k at googlemail.com wrote:

> I'm not sure I understand what you mean here - are you saying that  
> you can
> start off as many streams as you want (via a bos packet at chain  
> start), and
> then allocate them as you need them (in essence keeping a large  
> pool of
> available streams and reusing them, hoping you don't need more than  
> the
> pool size) ?

Depends what you mean by 'allocate' I guess. Yes, you have start with  
a pool
of bos packets, but you're constrained by what those bos packets  
the streams to be (a particular codec, Kate category, etc.?) and  
possibly also
by what you describe them to be in an accompanying Skeleton stream.  
And depending
on how the current discussions work out, you might end up  
retransmitting periodic
"nothing to see here" packets for all those streams.

So in practice it's more like "I suspect we might have commentary  
here, so I'll
turn it on when we start the stream in case they bother typing  


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