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Dave Conger
02-20-2002, 09:29 PM
ZDNet posted an article about some new technology that could be better then MPEG-4...

Finnish developer Oplayo has been demonstrating a compression technology at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes which, says the company, is up to ten times faster for delivering audio and video to mobile devices than MPEG-4.

The main benefits for the general public are that the Oplayo player doesn't require any pre-installation and the video buffer lasts only a few seconds, said Vesterinen. On the content provider's side, neither streaming server nor dedicated cache is required. They will, however, be able to benefit from an infrastructure built for delivering multimedia streaming in order to provide more users with optimized response times.

Full article: http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104-840979.html

02-20-2002, 10:42 PM
All I can say is - Wow! 8O

Dave Conger
02-21-2002, 12:25 AM
I like the small video buffer on the client side, and also like that it sounds like it can be used on almost any server...no special requirements like a streaming server. I was going to say I would like to see it in action, but if you check out their website, there are some clips using their compression. The quality isn't great, but highly compressed video never is. Could be interesting depending on the file sizes.