|Aug 1, 2003, 12:42 AM||#1|
China doesn't like rules for MPEG-4, decides to use own for...
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Link: China doesn't like rules/licensing fees for MPEG, working on a new format.
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Last edited by arn; Aug 1, 2003 at 12:55 AM.
|Aug 1, 2003, 04:01 AM||#4|
I remember about 5 years ago, China didn't want to adopt the DVD format due to licence issues. They got Philips to come up with another format, Super VCD. Super VCD uses MPEG-2, like a DVD, at up to 2748 kb/s (I believe a DVD goes up to 10240). They support 1 video track, 2 audio tracks, and 4 subtitle tracks. The CDs play at 2x speed when recorded at full bitrate, so an 80 min CD can hold a minimum of 40 minutes of video. Super VCD was my preferred format when I was on the PC, as they were relatively easy to create and could be played back on a DVD player. However I couldn't find any authoring software on the Mac so I'm now using 3ivx. I've gone off track a bit here!
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