[theora] Extension .v+ogg does work

illiminable ogg at illiminable.com
Fri Oct 20 21:43:54 PDT 2006

Lets not try and be too creative.

There's no downside to being more conservative and using .vogg .oggv 
.oggvideo .ogv .theora or any other reasonable combination.

While it may be strictly permissible to use .v+ogg , it's bound to cause 
issues for some software, which may not have the most robust filename or 
url parsing. Additionally a + has to be escaped in a URL. .v%2Bogg 
doesn't look quite so cool.

There's no technical reason to try and put a plus sign into a file 
extension just for the sake of it. It will just confuse and infuriate 
people for no benefit.

I've been accepting .ogv in windows for a long time. I think .vogg is a 
good choice or even .oggvideo . .oggv is going to be unfortunate becuase 
it could be mistakenly thought to be ogg vorbis for those not in the know.


Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> As discussed on last Monthly Meeting, Monty settled on recommending
> the extension .v+ogg for Theora files IF it would work on Linux.
> Probably many have tested it already, but I haven't seen anything said
> publically, so for the record, v+ogg works on both Windows and Linux.
> Hadn't a chance to test it on Mac OS X, but I'm sure it should work
> there too.  And Plan 9 :)
> Now, the only issue left is for software out there to recognize the
> file extension.  That, and people releasing their Theora media with
> the right extension too, but that's out of scope of Xiph.
> Regards,
> Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves
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