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

Ivan Kalvachev ivan at cacad.com
Thu Mar 10 00:30:37 CET 2005

On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 00:37:33 +0200
Oded Shimon <ods15 at ods15.dyndns.org> 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?)

AVI index could be on any place. It could be in the beginning or at the end
in the middle or anywhere else.
Well nut is going to be more limited in than avi.
I can only hope that we will never will need to make such extensions,
to handle super big files.

Wish You Best
    Ivan Kalvachev

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