Originally posted by evil_oj
well yeh, but ogg is a real format, like a new technology. if NSV just holds other formats wouldn't it be really easy to make?
No, and no. Ogg is also a container format, vorbis is the audio codec inside. There will eventually be .oggs available with video (the theora/vp3 codec). But designing a container format correctly takes time, lots of planning, then testing, then coding, more testing, debugging, etc. I don't know anything specific, but I could guess at some things that Nullsoft would have to do to make nsv a really popular format. It should be playable even if you don't have the entire file, like a partial download or whatever. It should have lots of metadata possibilities. It should be extensible, that is, brand new formats should be possible to insert into a .nsv, just like it's possible to do with a .avi. And I'm no video/audio visionary pioneer, like the people at Nullsoft are. I'm sure there's a lot more things that NSV must be about, that we'll just have to wait and see. But it seems in the short amount of time since it was announced, it's already quite nice, and it's really developed to a semi-usable product much faster than some projects I watch, so I have to disagree with you about the perceived time it's taking. You think it's taking a long time, and I a short time. Regardless of whether it is perceived as long or short, it's taking exactly as long as it needs to. That amuses me for some reason