Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Wed Aug 11 15:35:09 2004

> On Wed, 11 Aug 2004, David V. Corbin wrote:
> > At the minimal the archive would consist of every byte in the stream. Since
> > there is the potential for loarge areast of "no-data", previous posters
> > suggested using the intel format which consists of an offset [address] and a
> > number of data bytes represented in ascii hex characters.

On Wed, 11 Aug 2004, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> Ok, I see now. This makes absolute sense. It also somewhat effects a
> form of implicit compression, which is good. By explicitly specifying
> where the data goes on the medium, you could then leave out any sections
> that are just zeroes.

or E5h? (fill byte for "no data" on CP/M formatting)
or F6h?
rather than "leave out" any sections that are just zeroes,
put in a tag that says "x 00's", "x E5's", etc.
Received on Wed Aug 11 2004 - 15:35:09 BST

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