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Re: AT&T: 15 Mbps Internet connections "irrelevant"

  • From: Marshall Eubanks
  • Date: Sat Apr 01 16:06:00 2006

I archive NTSC video in MPEG-2 at roughly 30 Mbps.
That way, there are no worries about future codecs being too good for the archives.


On Apr 1, 2006, at 3:58 PM, Simon Lockhart wrote:

On Sat Apr 01, 2006 at 08:43:54PM +0000, Edward B. DREGER wrote:
I'm curious how program content is currently stored.  (Note that I'm
totally ignoring live broadcast.)  If MPEG-2, I'd guess conversion to
MPEG-4 might produce less-than-desirable image quality.
Whilst MPEG-2 for broadcast purposes will be in the 3-5Mbps range, MPEG-2
for archival/storage will be at a significantly higher bitrate. If you're
storing at high bitrate MPEG-2, the transcoding to MPEG-4 will have much
better results than if you transcoded from broadcast quality MPEG-2.

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