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Old 28 April 2008, 01:28 pm   #4
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Yeah but mkv means matroska video, mka means matroska audio. So to be more accurate, a matroska video file (doesn't mean the video stream itself is of "matroska" format, it can be any supported format) with an mpeg-4 asp video stream and musepack audio stream. "Codec" doesn't refer to stream, it only refers to coder/decoder software or hardware that's used to encode or decode the stream. It's just a widely abused term, so people often wrongly refer to audio and video formats or streams as "codecs".

It's true that support of the format would be via the Musepack libraries usually (but that doesn't necessarily mean latest libraries) and that a chance of something breaking is very slim, but something is bound to break (and things do break) when a container format that supports lots of stuff has to be regularly updated.
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