[opendtv] Re: Let them eat cake (and ATSC while they're at it)

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 10:21:37 -0400

At 8:51 AM -0500 5/19/05, John McClenny wrote:
>  >From current experience, I can say that both MPEG-4 and VC-1 SD real-time
>encoders are currently buggy, and don't even ask about HD.
>  This too, shall pass.
>   Doc

Remember when there were only two HC capable MPEG-2 encoders 
available (95-97), and they both cost well in excess of $100,000?

We are near the end of the learning curve on MPEG-2...

Just beginning with MPEG-4.

What is encouraging is the large number of companies getting behind 
H.264 at many levels, including chips, software encoders/decoders, 
etc. And the many levels of performance that are being addressed - 
from cell phones to HD acquisition using the FRExt profiles.

In ten years, H.264 will seem outdated.

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