[theora] Re: Extension .v+ogg does work

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Sat Oct 21 12:59:18 PDT 2006


(I saw your original post.  But anyways....)

Isn't .ogm also in use?

See ya

On 10/20/06, illiminable <ogg at illiminable.com> wrote:
> Resend: Seems the list ate the original. Sorry if there is a dupe.
> --
> 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.
> Zen.
> Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves wrote:
> >> As discussed on last Monthly Meeting, Monty settled on recommending
> >> the extension .v+ogg for Theora files IF it would work on Linux.
> >
> > Oh, shit.  Scratch that last part; I was thinking about this Wikipedia
> > article I was editing at the same time as writting this message.  What
> > Monty said, was if it would work ON WINDOWS, Microsoft Windows, the
> > scourge, etc.
> >
> > Actually, what he said was:
> > <xiphmont> Luna-Tick: well, the '+' will only be if it doesn't break
> > things :-)
> >
> > By things, I believe he meant 20th century operating systems.
> >
> > Anyhow, did anyone tested the extension on other OS's?  Mac, HAIKU,
> > whatever?
> >
> > Sorry for the mistake,
> > Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves

    Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

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