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Mylenium

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In Topic: Mox: Open Source / Patent free file format

Today, 06:36 AM

Sounds reasonable, if a bit too "programmer-y". And IMO it's still too complicated. That part about limiting CoDec selection based on bit-depth and a few other things, you know. That's just not how people think about this stuff...

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In Topic: Mox: Open Source / Patent free file format

Yesterday, 02:58 AM

There's a comment section on the indigo page. you should totally make that point so it get's prioritized.


I don't really have any priorities in this. For now it's merely an interesting diversion to observe and theorize about. The real battle will begin when there's a definitive spec available...

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In Topic: Mox: Open Source / Patent free file format

23 October 2014 - 06:15 PM

Yupp, exactly the point. Even if you work with many different systems/ collaborate with different people and facilities you only ever need a specific subset of formats and options....

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In Topic: Mox: Open Source / Patent free file format

23 October 2014 - 03:15 PM

Not arguing your point, but I as a user should not even need to think in terms of CoDecs or compression settings, more like I get from program A to B with a maximum of my data remaining editable and looking the same on both ends. You know, it's 2014, not 1998... The simpler this is in terms of user interface, the more likely is it to succeed IMO. And I really don't want to worry about any of the internals. Since it's aimed at professional use, anyway, what would be the damage in simply setting for a fixed EXR flavor and FLAC audio in 24bit with all available channels? I'm sure we all have big enough disks to store such files and as long as MOX ensures a clean conversion across programs, why should it matter beyond that?

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In Topic: Mox: Open Source / Patent free file format

22 October 2014 - 06:29 AM

long term I think the goal is to make something easy enough for people to use in most situations as to help make people less dependent on hardware manufacturers for their data.


One will have to see. While the idea is sound, it all hinges on how manufacturers adopt it without burdening the user. You know, cameras don't record in OpenEXR or Ogg, so any conversions and conform will have to happen on ingest and any other import/ export operations more or less automatically. And I don't think supporting too many CoDecs is too good an idea. They all have their limitations an failings and have different implementations across programs and platforms. In the end, it will be the same mess and for your corrective MOX container to unfold its magic with all its nice LUTs, ICC profiles and metadata you still have to know how these things "tick" and implement pertinent routines and fixes - just like developers do already now with their native file handlers. It's not like they are promising to give you a single no-worries "export to MOX" button....

Mylenium