[vorbis-dev] Return of the Son of MIME type
aliabdin at aucegypt.edu
Thu Oct 26 17:45:17 PDT 2000
* Jack Moffitt (jack at icecast.org) wrote at 22:44 on 26/10/00:
> > I think in light of the substantial new arguments and information
> > presented, at the very least a new justification for the decision
> > which in some way addresses them is owed. But I can understand some
> > level of testiness.
> Ok, here's the scoop.
> You need mime magic to detect different types of files. You won't be
> the only ones.
> Mime types are funky things, and don't really do what we want in an
> ideal world.
> We have many things to do, and probably gave this the wrong priority.
> This is a problem. It needs to be addressed.
> We need some mime-magic way to detect the contents of an ogg file, and
> we need to categorize these with some mime types.
> My suggestion is that we do this in the TOC, which i propose is the
> required FIRST page of any ogg virtual bitstream (note that this kind of
> logic breaks down for chains, although I suspect that chains aren't goin
> to be a problem in typical use with files).
> The first page should have a TOC that says what kinds of streams are
> included within, and probably some way of linking them together.
> This is a difficult design decision. Do not expect this to be complete
> in beta3 :)
> I'll try and post a few ideas and usch later today, and we can start
> discussing a SOLUTION. We now know that there is a PROBLEM.
> I'm sorry that it took so long to get this out of the way, and I
> appreciate the persistance of the Nautilus team in bringing this up.
Thank you for taking a look at this :)
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