[MPlayer-cvslog] CVS: main/DOCS/tech mpcf.txt,1.67,1.68

Michael Niedermayer CVS syncmail at mplayerhq.hu
Thu Mar 3 18:16:53 CET 2005

CVS change done by Michael Niedermayer CVS

Update of /cvsroot/mplayer/main/DOCS/tech
In directory mail:/var2/tmp/cvs-serv23240

Modified Files:
Log Message:
partial indexes
comments (with alternative suggestions and advantages) welcome

Index: mpcf.txt
RCS file: /cvsroot/mplayer/main/DOCS/tech/mpcf.txt,v
retrieving revision 1.67
retrieving revision 1.68
diff -u -r1.67 -r1.68
--- mpcf.txt	1 Mar 2005 00:16:44 -0000	1.67
+++ mpcf.txt	3 Mar 2005 17:16:49 -0000	1.68
@@ -119,7 +119,7 @@
 	version					v
 	stream_count				v
 	max_distance				v
-	max_index_distance			v
+	index_distance				v
 	global_time_base_nom			v
 	global_time_base_denom			v
 	for(i=0; i<256; ){
@@ -160,6 +160,8 @@
 	time_base_denom				v
 	msb_timestamp_shift			v
 	decode_delay				v
+	index_modulo				v
+	index_increment				v
 	fixed_fps				u(1)
 	reserved				u(6)
 	codec_specific_data			vb
@@ -203,6 +205,7 @@
 	index_startcode				f(64)
 	packet header
 	stream_id				v
+	index_id				v
 	index_length				v
 	for(i=0; i<index_length; i++){
 		index_timestamp			v
@@ -239,7 +242,7 @@
-	while(!eof && next_code != index_startcode){
+	while(!eof){
 		for(i=0; i<stream_count; i++){
@@ -250,14 +253,15 @@
 		while(next_code != main_startcode){
 			if(next_code == info_startcode)
-			else{
+			else if(next_code == index_startcode){
+				index
+			}else{
 				if(next_code == frame_startcode)
-	index
@@ -305,12 +309,26 @@
 	good reason to set it higher otherwise reasonable error recovery will
 	be impossible
-	max distance of keyframes which are represented in the index, the
-	distance between consecutive entries A and B may only be larger if
-	there are no keyframes within this stream between A and B
-	SHOULD be set to <=32768 or at least <=65536 unless there is a very
-	good reason to set it higher
+	distance at which indexes are approximately stored, or 0 if there are
+	no indexes in the file
+	in every [x*index_distance, (x+1)*index_distance) interval, there
+	must be an index packet for every stream, and these packets must be
+	located prior to all frames within the interval
+	reasoning: this ensures good error recovery as there are many and
+	evenly distributed indexes, and also allows very quick finding of the
+	index packets
+	each index packet contains every index_moduloth's keyframe of a stream,
+	so the i'th keyframe of a stream will be at least in packets with 
+	(i % index_modulo) == index_id 
+	the index_id increment value, this MUST be a relative prime to
+	index_modulo
+	index_increment / index_modulo SHOULD be approximately 2/(sqrt(5)+1)
 	Stream identifier
@@ -485,9 +503,6 @@
 	position in bytes of the first byte of a keyframe, relative to the
 	last keyframe stored in this index
-	there MUST be no keyframe with the same stream_id as this index between
-	2 consecutive index entries if they are more then max_index_distance
-	appart
 	the id of the type/name pair, so its more compact
@@ -580,8 +595,6 @@
 placed before any video/audio/... frames
-every sync-point must be exacty once in the index
-Note: in case of realtime streaming there is no end, so no index there either
 		Info packets
 the info_packet can be repeated, it can also contain different names & values

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