[vdr] HDTV -> mpeg4

Michael Ritzert mritzert at rumms.uni-mannheim.de
Mon Mar 28 15:21:57 CEST 2005


On Mon, Mar 28, 2005 at 02:12:39PM +0100, Gavin Hamill wrote:
> On Monday 28 March 2005 14:06, Reinhard Walter Buchner wrote:
> > At the current stage of development, I never understood
> > why mpeg4 is still around. CDs and DVDs are so cheap
> > nowadays, there is no reason to give up quality for size.
> 
> You ask the financial department of the broadcasters :) If they can get away 
> with paying for half the transponder capacity by broadcasting in MPEG4 
> instead of MPEG2 I think they will have a strong case =)

EURO1080 is already going this direction:
http://www.euro1080.tv/mpeg4.htm

Michael




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