From: Alexander Leidinger <Alexander@Leidinger.net> - 2001-09-11 12:41:20
On 10 Sep, Roel VdB wrote:
> AL> I wanted to propose this too, but XTAG deasn't sound right to me either.
> AL> But is is definitivly better than LAME. I would like to have a name
> AL> which is more descriptive. Does the name have to be <= 4 chars?
> AL> If yes:
> AL> - INFO
> AL> - XHDS (eXtended Help to aid in Decoding Successfully)
> AL> - OSRA (OSRA - Stupid Recursive Acronym) ;-)
> AL> Hmmm... I'm not good at this.
> hum, I don't know. Yes, it uses 4 bytes and this is the lame short ID
> string. Most information is LAME specific also, hence the name LAME
> Tag. I guess it'd hurt not to change that LAME to GOGO in case of
What's specific to lame?
- musixCRC? No.
- Delays? No, every encoder has a delay, only the value of the filed
ist lame specific, buf in this case the complete mp3 is lame
specific, because it is only the concattenation of lame generated
- Options? Perhaps a little bit, but if the spec of this TAG is openly
enough (e.g. "bit a to b specifies bitrate, c to d specifies a
quality level of the encoding, the actual meaning of the
quality-value is specific to the used encoder, but the
encoder programmers are encouraged to use lower values for better
quality"...), it's also not specific to lame.
I didn't see the importance in the descriptions of the used options,
it's in the musicCRC/delay part of the tag, and this is in no way
specific to lame.
> Where were you guys when the specs were made???
As always with things wich aren't that important (because it works the
way it is and everthing else is "a nice feature"): We only complain if
we actually have something we can moan about. :-)
Can you please post the URL to the spec again, maybe I have a look at it
and comment about which parts may be better marked "implementation
specific". But I will trust you if you think you are able to do this on
0 and 1. Now what could be so hard about that?
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