Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 17th Sep 2008 23:09 UTC
Multimedia, AV Dirac is an advanced royalty-free video compression format designed for a wide range of uses, from delivering low-resolution web content to broadcasting HD and beyond, to near-lossless studio editing. The v1.0.0 version was released yesterday, and the new VLC version supports playback of .ts/.drc Dirac files.
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RE[6]: Schrodinger
by elmimmo on Fri 19th Sep 2008 00:22 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Schrodinger"
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"According to Wikipedia WMV is ASF


ASF is a container. WMV is a video format. Those are two different categories.
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Uh... Yes and no. The format being called WMV too does not take out the fact that, obviously, .wmv files must be in a specific container format, and that is what I meant with WMV (files) purportedly being ASF despite their file extension.

"AVI (or more appropriately, DivX codec contained into it), for example, was a nightmare for Mac users


AVI files do not contain the DivX codec or any other codec.
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OK, my bad. AVI files containing video streams encoded with the DivX codec.

Furthermore, it's not AVI's (or MPEG-4's or the codec makers') fault that QuickTime sucks big time.


Your answer makes me assume that you speak from technical knowledge of the container specs. I definitely am not versed to that level, so if you would care to elaborate...

It is AVI's fault though that it has no publicly accessible official specification, and that it is an overly hacked file format, while QuickTime has had one for eons BTW. So spare me the "sucks big time" unless you switch on the pedagogic mode.

Edited 2008-09-19 00:23 UTC

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