[ogg-dev] Seeking to granules in discontinuous streams

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 01:33:53 PST 2008

On Feb 11, 2008 9:46 PM, ogg.k.ogg.k at googlemail.com <
ogg.k.ogg.k at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Following on your point about a lower bound on the frequency, maybe one
> could add "keepalive" packets when no data packets have been issued for
> a long enough time, and such packets would carry no data but the backlink
> itself. Hmm, I like the idea. The packets would be very small (well,
> datawise,
> most of the data will be Ogg header stuff), and we wouldn't get that bad
> data
> duplication that was inherent in the "echo" method described in the Writ
> doc.

We have considered the "keepalive" idea for CMML, too, for similar reasons.
I think it may well be the best solution - they are a small overhead to pay
for more efficient seeking. And the frequency could be added to the skeleton

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