HandBrake abandons DivX

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Ocky, Jan 18, 2010.

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    "AVI is a rough beast. It is obsolete. It does not support modern container features like chapters, muxed-in subtitles, variable framerate video, or out of order frame display. Furthermore, HandBrake's AVI muxer is vanilla AVI 1.0 that doesn't even support large files. The code has not been actively maintained since 2005. Keeping it in the library while implementing new features means a very convoluted data pipeline, full of conditionals that make the code more difficult to read and maintain, and make output harder to predict. As such, it is now gone. It is not coming back, and good riddance."


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  2. jonyjoe81

    jonyjoe81 Registered Member

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    That's just one out of thousands of software. The MP4/MKV that handbrake is now using is still not "mainstream" except for a few connoisseurs that prefer that format. It's comparable to WMV or mpeg which each have there niches in the marketplace.
    About 90 percent of the public still uses avi, it is the container of choice for everyone.
    But someday MKV will overtake AVI, just like blueray will someday overtake DVD.
     
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