[geeks] Whee! Lightning strikes, AGAIN!
shannon at widomaker.com
Tue Jul 28 15:42:57 CDT 2009
On Jul 28, 2009, at 13:24 , Joshua Boyd wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 01:18:42PM -0400, nate at portents.com wrote:
>> It WOULD have been great, if everyone involved would have been ok
>> the compressed MPEG-2 and H.264 unencrypted bitstreams across it.
>> what I was envisioning. Seems pretty silly to me that we're doing
>> all the
>> demuxing and decoding in each device necessitating all these
>> high-bandwidth interconnects and switches for the decompressed
>> streams. I
>> think everything would be better as a network of self-configuring
>> transports and decoders, but my ideal is far different than the
>> range of stuff we have in this reality.
> I do not consider it to be great to not be able to play new codecs,
> as perhaps a JPEG2000 stream, nor do I consider it to be great to
> require my computer to recompress to MPEG2 or H.264 before it can
> display on a large display.
So instead we now have USB as the only universal bus, and it sucks at
At least FireWire would have been good at most of what we do, and
decent at even video.
I would prefer that to what we have now, which is a total mess.
"Where some they sell their dreams for small desires."
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