[ogg-dev] libogg++ release 1.1.0

ter et at ihear.com
Tue Jun 9 10:09:30 PDT 2009

On Wed, 2009-06-10 at 00:00 +1000, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:

> > My applications are in speech processing. I have been using the .ala
> > extension (has sort of a ring to it). There is a small database in the
> > FreeCLAS project that has been dispensing .alas to the public. But not
> > to worry, it has not attained social networking status. I am about to
> > update it to the next release, and I'll be happy to use an Ogg standard
> > extension. In that regard, since the "x" in this case is quite
> > specificly "linguistic", could I bid for an .ogl extension for
> > multi-track with linguistic content, if it is not already taken?
> The definition of new mime types (including file extensions) is
> something that should be well considered, if you are planning for a
> wider uptake of the file format. ogx  (for ogg multiplex) is useful in
> that it claims there could be anything in this ogg container and you
> are free to use this extension for it. If that is not sufficient for
> you and you think that your particular combination of tracks requires
> a new mime type (e.g. "it is not just a ogg multiplex file, but a file
> with linguistic content that will typically be used by linguistic
> applications"), then you should totally invent your own mime and file
> type (e.g. application/ogg+linguistic and .ogl). It's your choice. :)
I was trying to be flippant, and maybe not succeeding. Hopefully, others
working in the linguistic areas will find ALingA useful, and ogl will
emerge as a new type without requiring too much from me.


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