[theora] OGM Container?
giles at xiph.org
Wed Oct 8 04:49:59 PDT 2003
On Wed, Oct 08, 2003 at 01:31:38PM +0200, Prodoc wrote:
> Can you tell me if OGM is the official name of the container used for
> e.g. video?
No, the official name is Ogg and the recommended filename extension is
.ogg for all Ogg bitstream files, regardless of content.
> If yes, where do the characters OGM stand for?
Ogg Movie? This extension was promulgated by a set of windows-oriented
tools, originally to describe "DivX;-)" (beta mpeg-4) encoded video
and Vorbis encoded audio in an Ogg container bitstream. Now I think the
tools are more general.
See for example the *nix-oriented 'ogmtools' package
<http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/ogmtools/> spun off from that project
(and some experimental code from our cvs). It describes OGM as "Ogg
> Or is just OGG the name of the container?
Just Ogg. We've never endorsed the .ogm extension or any other
description of Ogg bitstreams.
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