[ogg-dev] [PATCH] oggmerge, various

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 28 20:29:12 PDT 2008

On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 11:52 PM, ogg.k.ogg.k at googlemail.com
<ogg.k.ogg.k at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > 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.
>  In a nutshell, all data is stuffed into an oggpack_buffer. Text data often
>  ends up non byte aligned. A packet's data is unrecognizable as text
>  (and contains a fair amount of non-text data anyway).
>  A specialized program is indeed required (something linking against
>  the libkate API, which does the oggpack stuff).
>  Interesting point about gzip however, I'd have thought gzipped text would
>  use something like application/gzip rather than text/gzip, though I suppose
>  it does make sense to allow programs to auto apply gzip -dc filters and
>  get at the text.
>  > I might spend some time tomorrow to properly understand the
>  > situation... but have to get sleep now...
>  Sure, didn't mean to take up your time, sorry.

No, not at all. I've been meaning to look at Kate for a while, but
haven't found the time. Turns out my laptop is semi-dead today and I
am wasting my time reinstalling stuff. :( Hopefully soon...!!


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