[AG-TECH] Have we looked at vBrick?
olson at mcs.anl.gov
Tue May 22 14:20:25 CDT 2001
At 02:11 PM 5/22/2001 -0500, Bill Nickless wrote:
>Tim Ward of NWU mentioned vBrick on another email list. They make
>self-contained boxes that have Ethernets and NTSC jacks on them, which do
>MPEG-2 encoding and decoding.
Pretty cool. Price??
>Remind me: what's the problem with converting to mpeg-2? Is it the encode
>problem (expensive) or the fact that mpeg-2 decode is more expensive than
Price and availability of robust encoders for one. There are latency issues
(need to be able to tune the encoder to not do the prediction mechansim
that requires a second of buffering to decode) as well; there's not a
widely available MPEG2 over RTP library that I know of as well.
WinTV + H261 might not be the best, but you can't yet beat the price and
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