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10-25-2004 06:35 AM #1
WMV9 (VC-1) delayed as SMPTE Standard, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC touted as superior
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A paragraph from the article at the EE times web site:
Originally Posted by Richard Mavrogeanes, founder and chief technology officer of VBrick Systems Inc
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10-25-2004 10:02 AM #2
Hmmm I thought WM9 was supposed to be superior, why does it not surprise me that a member of the MPEG industry would tout MPEG4? What I don't understand is, can't Voom implement WM9 (or MPEG4) regardless?
10-25-2004 11:31 AM #3
Actually, it is generally agreed that WM9 is slightly better than H.264 for HD content. The best prrof is that both the HD-DVD and Blu-Ray are adopting WM9 in addition to H.264.
10-25-2004 11:44 AM #4
Seriously, we've been speculating a buyout because we suspect that something is going on between E* and V*. However, it's possible that it is not about a buyout. It may be simply that E* and V* are partnering to offer HD locals in major US markets using MVDDS
10-25-2004 11:16 PM #5
Except for very, very few cases like Dell, partnering with Microsoft results in
the stagnation, strangulation and eventual death of companies and their products.
SGI, Sega, WebTV and many others got sucked in by the promise of a profitable
partnership but ended up losing it's intellectual property and converting previously
promising devices into crash-prone, seldom updated doorstops.
The last thing I want is for Microsoft to somehow box us in a corner and engineer
some requirement that Voom owners will need a Windows box to get "full value"
from Voom's offerings.
Supporting H264 will help insure not only interoperability with Windows, but
will play nice with the Mac and Linux too.
Partnering with M$ is like visiting Jurassic Park:
"Ooh, aah, that's how it always starts, and then later the running and screaming!"
10-26-2004 09:04 AM #6
Originally Posted by billr
VOOM is doing the right thing, IMO: working on supporting both standards, so that the decision which one to use could be made later, or even on a channel-by-channel basis.Ilya @ SatelliteGuys.us