[theora] Extension .v+ogg does work

S. A. A. Allen manager at atshop3d.com
Sat Oct 21 18:10:32 PDT 2006

Hi All,

Being my first post on the mailing list, I would like to say "Great Codec,  
tweak it up Scotty".

However, I would like to say that the extension should both notify that  
the Theora and Vorbis codecs are being used. Many times I have downloaded  
an *.OGG file and found out that it's Theora encoded with MP3, or MPEG  
1/2/4/Whatever video with Vorbis audio. How annoying. All I want to do is  
put the CD in any Linux OS and play the flaming video. Any similar  

So I always say "Hey, check out this Theora Vorbis video!", even though  
its extension is *.OGG. All videos I post use the same format. Go  
ffmpeg2theora! At the moment, I can only suggest for files to be named  
*.tvv or *.otv, or anything, as long as the "tv" is there for *BOTH*  
Theora *AND* Vorbis.

Also some programs, especially archive and download managers, go bonkers  
when non alphanumeric characters are introduced in to the extension. A  
bug? Maybe. More like a "security" feature that didn't get in to the final  
user manual.

However, this part of the file will be absolutely critical, since a unique  
extension would make shell integration and life a lot more easier,  
especially for non open-source users who send OGG files through their  
audio player and wonder what the $#@& is going on. Even I got baffled,  
expecting all OGG files to be Vorbis exclusive.


S. A. A. Allen

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