[vlc-devel] Large ogg packets

Rémi Denis-Courmont rem at videolan.org
Fri Dec 26 10:47:33 CET 2008

Le vendredi 26 décembre 2008, ogg.k.ogg.k at googlemail.com a écrit :
> > This is a convention between all codec, demux, mux, etc. plugins
> > which uses the extra data for the affected codec(s) (at least
> > Vorbis, I don't know Speex and Theora). You need to change any code
> > path that recognizes them.
> Yes, I saw that - only Tarkin is different in this respect (though I
> suppose it's bitrotten).
> > Note that the "raw" mux copies the extra data at the beginning of
> > the file, so it makes sense to use some kind of file format. I
> > don't know
> Hmm, does this mean one should keep compatibility with existing "raw"
> streams being kept as files ? Or are these files temporary, and just
> used within a single run of VLC ?

VLC probably cannot read these files, anyway. If no existing container 
stores the Xiph packets this way, then it probably does not work. It 
might make sense for _other_ codecs. Raw is completely generic.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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