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by 0x31A92354
Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A plea to the Foundation re. MPEG-2
Replies: 153
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Re: A plea to the Foundation re. MPEG-2

<t>Darren said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I'm surprised to see all the pleading for MPEG2, while a media player is a neat use for the Raspberry Pi it is far from it's primary purpose and those who do want to use it as a media player have the option of using H.264 that just requires re-encoding. If you reall...
by 0x31A92354
Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A plea to the Foundation re. MPEG-2
Replies: 153
Views: 43941

Re: A plea to the Foundation re. MPEG-2

<t>Jessie said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I personally don't get all the complaints about MPEG-2.  Yes I have heard that much stuff is still transmitted over the air MPEG-2, but how do you intend on getting that content to the R-Pi last time I checked there is no television reciever on the product.  Next, i...
by 0x31A92354
Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A plea to the Foundation re. MPEG-2
Replies: 153
Views: 43941

Re: A plea to the Foundation re. MPEG-2

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The GPU is quite capable. The reason it is not there is cost. I think its $2-3 just for MPEG-2, which considering H264 is so much better (and easy to convert to from MPEG-2) is a lot. Much of the user base doesn't need it so to spend an extra 10% for something most ...
by 0x31A92354
Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A plea to the Foundation re. MPEG-2
Replies: 153
Views: 43941

Re: A plea to the Foundation re. MPEG-2

<t>Please negotiate with Broadcom/MPEG-LA/whoever to allow sale of an additional cost Pi model that includes an MPEG-2 decoding license and corresponding GPU firmware.<br/> <br/> In media player terms, a Pi with H.264 but without MPEG-2 decoding is like a budget car that can only drive over 100mph -...

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