[Theora] OGG/OGM media container
Tue Jul 6 20:52:37 PDT 2004
> From: Nilesh Bansal <bansal at cs.ubc.ca>
> Date: 2004/07/06 Tue PM 09:42:08 EDT
> PS: xiph CVS is not working, it says connection refused everythime i try
> to connect.
Xiph has switched to subversion instead of cvs.
> Nilesh Bansal
> On Tue, 6 Jul 2004, Nilesh Bansal wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Xiph aims at developing open-standards media formats. Though xiph.org tells
> > about vorbis/theora/flac/speex, nothing is mentioned about container to use
> > (that is ogg/ogm). I have a few questions
> > Is there a difference between ogg and ogm? I guess its only the extension
> > that is different and everything else is same.
> > Some tools (like ogmtools) are available to create ogm files. What is state
> > of that code? It it stable? Is it advisable to start convering my AVIs to
> > OGMs? ogm specs are final or they will probably change and are not yet final?
> > If answer to previous question is yes, why mencoder don't produce ogm? Why
> > people are still sticking to AVI? Is it just lack of time/energy of
> > developers or something more technical?
> > What are main advantages/disadvantages of matroska(http://matroska.org/) over
> > ogg/ogm? Why 2 different projects? Why not ditch one and concentrate on one?
> > Why www.xiph.org don't provide any info about ogm? I was not able to find
> > specs. Also, xiph.org doesn't link to any of ogmtools site.
> > PS: I have recently joined xiph team as webmaster of xiph.org, and if I get
> > answers to above questions I can create a page of ogg/ogm at xiph.org with
> > details about same.
> > Nilesh Bansal
> > http://www.cse.iitb.ac.in/nilesh/
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