RE: Recapitulation of ma:format vs. ma:compression.

Dear Joakim, all,

Thanks for the summary, I'd like to add two points here:
- We should recommend the use of RFC4281 whenever possible, but we cannot rely that they exist for a particular format.
- There is a second reason to keep ma:compression (or codec), which is to describe the encoding of a track rather than a complete file.

Best regards,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:public-media-
>] On Behalf Of Joakim Söderberg
> Sent: Montag, 17. Jänner 2011 08:36
> To:
> Subject: Recapitulation of ma:format vs. ma:compression.
> Hello,
> Some advice on the mailing list suggested that the rfc4281 mime-type
> extensions should be in ma:format, and to delete ma:compression or use
> it for the case there are no codec parameters, and rename it to
> "ma:codecs".
> However, the group consensus was that it's not a way forward, since
> extended mime-types are not widely in use. So I would say we are back
> where we started; with ma:format and ma:compression. Unless we want to
> rename ma:compression to ma:codec?
> /Joakim

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