[theora-dev] Re: [tarkin-dev] FWD and RE: Suggestions and questions

Monty xiphmont at xiph.org
Tue Oct 8 20:28:34 PDT 2002

> > 3. Would it be possible to work into the theora framework the 
> > possibility that a portion of a video file could be played from an 
> > external file? Example: I want my Star Trek TNG episodes from DVD to 
> > drive. The opening and titles are the same in each episode (almost) and 
> > therefore I want to save space by forking them in like I said. Is this 
> > possibly not the job of theora but rather some higher level mechanism, 
> > or am I just being stupid?

The feature you want is not at all stupid, but you're also correct
that it belongs in a higher-level mechanism.  Ogg, by design, is a
linear-delivery encoding.  From the very beginning, the intent has
been to build nonlinear systems *from* Ogg, not *into* Ogg :-)

Do one thing, and do it well.  Then it will be useful for building
larger things.

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