[Theora] Other extension for Ogg Theora then "ogg"

Ole Tange ole at tange.dk
Mon May 9 06:04:13 PDT 2005

On Sun, 8 May 2005, Markus Meyer wrote:

> RC schrieb:
> >Yes, but you don't have AVIs played by XMMS, which doesn't also handly
> >video.  I think it is very importantly to at least make a distinction
> >between audio-only ogg files, and video ogg (ogm/ogv) files.
> I agree it's necessary for practical reasons. Actually I believe it's 
> counterproductive and escapism for multiple reasons to not distinguish 
> the file formats:

[... good reasons ...]

> Of course all of this is defeated by the old "it's free software, you 
> don't have to use it if you don't want to" argument.

And thus a de-facto extension will be used by the people who want an
extension to distinguish between audio-only and video. If the "extension
people" on this list agree to promote the currently most used extension
scheme, then chances are that this will catch on and other schemes will
die out.

Doing a simple Google search gives:

ogg: 3,760,000 hits. Most links on first result page is about Ogg/Vorbis
ogm: 1,090,000 hits. Several links on first result page is about Ogg
oga: 411,000 hits. No links on first result page is about Ogg
ogv: 106,000 hits. No links on first result page is about Ogg

>From this I will suggest that ogg-files containing audio is called .ogg
and ogg-files containing video is called .ogm.


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