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Re: [videoblogging] MPEG-4 mime type on "42 Steps "

By Lucas Gonze | Lucas Gonze <lgonze@...> | lucas_gonze
August 20, 2004 | Post #792 | Topic #768

Wicked pissa, boyz. IANA documentation on canonical mime types is here: http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/video/ A seemingly relevant type is here: http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3640.txt That defines a mime subtype of mpeg4-generic, meaning that the bit after the slash would be mpeg4-generic, meaning that the complete thing would be something like video/mpeg4-generic. However mpeg4-generic is surely wrong for our purposes (yup, I was wrong before) because it is only for mp4 items served via the RTP protocol: File extension(s): None. A file format with the extension .mp4 has been defined for MPEG-4 content but is not directly correlated with this MIME type for which the sole purpose is RTP transport. Obviously I'm only talking about what is canical there, not what works in real life. See http://diveintomark.org/archives/2004/08/16/specs (if you haven't already) on morons, assholes, angels and experts to keep this all in perspective. I need to spend more time browsing the specs and maybe talking to The Committee before I figure out what type we should be using. But I swear this is worth doing -- get it right and life becomes easier. - Lucas On Fri, 20 Aug 2004, Adrian Miles wrote: > > > On 20/08/2004, at 5:36 PM, M. Sean Gilligan wrote: > >> Is that Australian for "works great"? >> > > too right cobber. strewth, can't ya tell I'm fair dinkum? > > cheers > Adrian Miles > ................................................................. > hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian > interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog > research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/ > > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > > > >