China doesn't like rules/licensing fees for MPEG, working on a new format.

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jul 31, 2003.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2002
    The title to this thread is slightly misleading. It's not just MPEG-4 that China is against, it's all of MPEG (including MPEG-1 and MPEG-2).
  3. arn
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    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
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    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    Whakatane, New Zealand
    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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    Jerry Spoon

    Jan 8, 2002
    Historic St. Charles
    Get over a billion people and they think they can push others around ;)

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