[ogg-dev] [PATCH] oggmerge, various

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 28 05:38:14 PDT 2008

To provide you with a proper answer, I'd have to read what you do to
the text data to encode it in binary. Haven't got the time for that
right now, sorry. But if it is some binary encoding and not just a
gzip-type compression, maybe application/x-kate may indeed be
appropriate. This would however mean that some specialised application
is required to decode the data.

I might spend some time tomorrow to properly understand the
situation... but have to get sleep now...


On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 11:02 PM, ogg.k.ogg.k at googlemail.com
<ogg.k.ogg.k at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > container format are called. CMML as a timed text codec has a mime
>  > type of text/cmml. Similarly, the textual representation of Kate
>  > should be text/x-kate.
>  Agree, as both of these are text.
>  > When you encode Kate in Ogg, it would not normally be expected to come
>  > without audio or video. Thus, if it's an audio file, it should be
>  > video/ogg - for a video file it should be video/ogg - and if it's a
>  > random other file (such as Kate encoded inside Ogg without anything
>  > else) it should be application/ogg with the mime type text/x-kate
>  > inside skeleton.
>  So, just to confirm, you reckon it'd be text/x-kate in skeleton for the
>  embedded Kate stream in Ogg, though it is 8 bit binary data and not
>  the text source representation ?
>  If so, I'll post an updated patch soon, but I want to make sure we're on
>  the same thing as, from he link I posted, text means "such [extra] software
>  must not be required in order to get the general idea of the content",
>  which is clearly not the case for kate, as text data is often not even byte
>  aligned (something I've wondered about whether it'd be a good idea to
>  autoalign actually, too late now though), and application is "some other
>  kind of data, typically either uninterpreted binary data or information to
>  be processed by a mail-based application."
>  Of course, this is a layman's reading, so if you confirm text/x-kate would
>  be correct for the binary bitstream, I'll change it so.
>  Cheers

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