[theora-dev] RE: [vorbis-dev] File extensions
giles at xiph.org
Mon Jan 13 14:02:48 PST 2003
On Monday, January 13, 2003, at 10:25 am, Dan Miller wrote:
> The present thinking appears to be: get the IETF to adopt
> application/ogg, with the idea that somewhere down the line there will
> be a media player that can handle all OGG types gracefully. In
> addition, I believe we're asking for an audio/vorbis type as well, to
> cover audio streaming. Presumably we will ask for a video streaming
> type as well at some point.
On Monday, January 13, 2003, at 01:17 pm, Monty wrote:
> It should be video/ogg, counterpart to audio/ogg and subset of
I don't think we should go for audio/ogg and video/ogg right now. Of
course, trying to deal with container and transport formats in mime is
never happy. However, as Dan mentioned, one of the places you really
need separate mimetypes for the vorbis and theora codecs is in rtp
streaming, where each is sent over a separate connection and recombined
in the player. This contrasts with http streaming of (possibly
multiplexed) ogg-encapsulated packets, where distinguishing the
contents of the stream is an issue at a different layer of software
with several solutions. A single mimetype of application/ogg would be
the functional equivalent of the two rtp mimetypes.
This suggests our priorities should be: registering application/ogg for
the general case, followed by registering audio/vorbis for the rtp
streaming case. Registration of video/theora and [audio|video]/ogg can
be informed by tool development at a later date.
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