[vorbis] enidanism in the OggSquish logical bitstream framing format...

Monty xiphmont at xiph.org
Tue Aug 29 15:44:48 PDT 2000

> why store multibyte values as little endinan?

You misunderstand what is happening.  Vorbis packets have no word boundaries 
or specific word width and values are not octet aligned.  The mapping places 
bits in an order that can be described as 'little endian', but the values can 
be any number of bits.

> wouldn't it make a lot more sense to use network byte order? (big-endian, most 
> significant byte 1st)??

No.  Little endian is more efficient for unpacking words that are neither 
integral octets, nor on octet boundaries.


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