A biz question related to VCD

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We developed a brand new video image compression technology that can fit a 2.5-hour movie onto a single CD. The resolution (vertical lines = 530) complies with the NTSC or PAL standard. Overall quality is not as good as DVD but much better than either VCD or SVCD.

This new technology (both software and hardware) is not compatible with the MPEG standards but much better. So the question is: does it worth to raise money to develop and market products based on the new technology? Would people accept this technology as a low cost alternative to DVD?

I'd like to get some opinions before we go out to beg for money. Thanks in advance.

Dr. Hong Tan

-- Hong Tan (hongtan@rmi.net), July 02, 1999


Sorry. Unless it complies with MPEG not many are going to accept it. Look at DVCD, it confused some and others just do not like it. Besides some have already invested in DVD and VCd playes and we want to keep our existing standards intact(i.e. MPEG1 and MPEG2).

-- The Lone Ranger (rutger_s@hotmail.com), July 02, 1999.

No, I think by not compatible with MPEG standards it would be very difficult to get widespread acceptant.

-- Van Mai (vanmai@ar.com.au), July 03, 1999.

Why not release the software to the public. May be it will become like MP3 for audio, then someone would be interested in manufacturing the hardware.

-- Kiam Oey (kiam.t.oey@boeing.com), August 05, 1999.

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