[MPlayer-cvslog] CVS: main/DOCS/tech mpcf.txt,1.69,1.70

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Thu Mar 10 00:02:47 CET 2005

On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 12:37:33AM +0200, Oded Shimon wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 March 2005 21:38, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > > I do think that it should be possible to be done it if linear reading is
> > > needed..
> >
> > what do u want to use a index for if u are limited to sequential/linear
> > reads? seeking would be impossible per definition
> I know very little about all this indexing stuff/NUT/etc. Just want to throw 
> in my 2 cents from a user prospective - A common scenario for me is 
> downloading an AVI file linearly from a server, obviously the stream is 
> seekable, but because the index is at the end, I can't seek in the file 
> unless I do -idx or wait until the whole file is completed...
> Personally, I see this as the only fault of AVI, and I understand the 
> implementation problems with this, but I'm just saying if anything is 
> possible to make NUT be able to support this, it would be great. (Does it 
> already?)

Index is not needed for seeking, and isn't even terribly useful unless
you're playing the file from slow media. It's only needed with AVI
because AVI sucks.


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