[vorbis-dev] application/ogg is a proposed Internet standard.

Segher Boessenkool segher at koffie.nl
Tue Feb 4 17:07:13 PST 2003

Beni Cherniavsky wrote:

> I can see many tools that will want to process a stream without decoding
> it: de/mux, cutter, anything that displays metadata (length), etc.
> Perhaps it would be useful to define a middle "meta-codec" (for lack of
> better name) layer.  It would have lightweight duties - recognize the
> stream type, convert granulepos<->time, perhaps extract metadata.

You're reinventing QuickTime here ;)

> The idea is that several codecs (e.g. vorbis, speex, etc.) can share one
> meta-codec.  This allows generic application to wwritten against a small
> library that doesn't even need to change for new codecs if they are
> compatible on the meta-codec level.  Still, if the need arise, you can
> introduce completely new meta-codecs so no a-priori limitations are set on
> the possible formats.

Doesn't sound half bad.


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