I'm not so sure about that. If the source video is encoded at a high bit rate
in MP4, the results are beautiful.
Like this. Absolutely beautiful video in MP4 because it was properly restored
and encoded to MP4 correctly, not cheaply:
And this is TRUE 1080p, not interlaced like you mentioned.
On Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 08:29:27 AM CST, Rick Goetz
The problem with the stuff off the internet is it iscompressed so much to
use up less space sending it. It looks awful. So if mayshow it being 1920 x
1080 HD, but the actual detail within a mp4 video isterrible. It looks like 4-8
bit processing. So if you have a black and whitepicture with a light in the
background going from white to black, the analogvideo may have 512 different
shades of gray. MP4 is going to cut the back tomaybe 4-8 shades of gray. That’s
why when you look at mp4 black and white, thebackground seems to flutter even
though the original had no flutter. Mp4 isgreat for the final leg compression,
but it is awful as an interim compressionformat because it is taking so much
detail out to make the files smaller, it causesnumerous artifacts. You feed
that into an Mpeg2 encoder which sees those artifactsand thinks it is detail
and makes them even more pronounced. So idea would beuncompressed video from
the original source to air. But that would take a lotof hard drive space. So
the 2nd best is Mpeg 2 video on the serverto feed you encoder.
And as an added FYI, resolution is based on a black and whiteline so it
takes 2 pixels for one line of resolution. So 720 x 480 is really360 x 240
lines of resolution. 240 lines is VHS quality, 260 was ¾” umatic and1” was 480
R & L Media Systems
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Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:02 PM
Subject: [lptv] Re: Where Do You Get Your Content
Norm: When I had my LDTV station we ran the Classic TVshows and, yes, I think
the ratings were good. By that I mean manyviewers were calling or sending
emails telling me how much they enjoyed theprogramming. Obviously, they were
older viewers since many had seen theseshows when they were 1st run. The
problem is that after you repeat this programminga few of times, you have to
think about acquiring new classic shows and filmsor changing formats.
At the time, I was planning on switching my main channel toBizTV and running
classic shows and films on a second channel with a 50’s-60’srock n’ roll radio
channel as a third sub-channel. A guy who was planningto start a religious
lifestyle channel wanted to buy my station, so I ended upselling it.
While it is true that Classic TV programming can be gottenthrough the internet
by way of Roku or Apple TV, you need a good internetconnection to have a smooth
viewing experience. Many areas don’t havereliable internet service, so
watching TV over-the-air is the only stress-freeway to enjoy this
entertainment. Where I live, on the rural Californiacoast, the internet is not
very good so broadcast TV is actually popular here.
Sorry for the long-winded response.
On Dec 29, 2020, at 5:47 PM, Norm Kaiser (Redacted sender"falkyr11" for DMARC)
Dan,do you sense you get good ratings for the classic TV stuff?
On Tuesday, December 29, 2020, 05:35:33 PM CST, Daniel
I notice that there is a lot of Public Domain content on Tubiand similar
streaming apps. Most of this is in either HD or very highquality SD. I’ve
started to replace some of my Classic TV mpeg2 contentwith these higher
resolution versions in Mpeg4. I use the stand aloneCloner-Alliance box to
capture it from Roku.
On Dec 29, 2020, at 1:52 PM, Norm Kaiser (Redacted sender"falkyr11" for DMARC)
Is anyone still programming their own channel? If yes, where doyou get your
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