[AG-TECH] AccessGrid 3: What information is available

Robert Olson olson at mcs.anl.gov
Tue May 24 10:39:26 CDT 2005

> In particular I think the following would be major leaps forward in
> usability:
>         * Being able to change the venue in Vic and Rat without
>         restarting them

I believe that this can reasonably be done in the context of the  
existing vic and rat infrastructure (requiring internal mods to the  
tools, of course, but it's doable given their architecture).

>         * Multiple video inputs to Vic (which would remove the  
> necessity
>         of multi-machine nodes)

This is more difficult, but doesn't need to be done if the headless  
capture work takes off.

Remember too that the original intention for multiple machines was to  
ensure the media quality. Computers are hugely faster than when we  
started this, but it's still quite possible to send the audio quality  
way downhill on a machine that's also doing display of multiple video  
streams. Sharing video capture with audio handling these days is  
quite reasonable.


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