|Video Technology Magazine||January 2005|
More momentum for the convergence of telephone and video communications: SBC Communications subscribers can soon move video from computer to TV and back again. SBC executives said the high-speed data service will be offered in markets now served with regular local phone service. It is the first step by SBC's chief executive, Edward Whitacre Jr., to convert his firm from a traditional phone company to a TV-oriented communications competitor. The telecommunications company plans to spend about $5 billion over the next three years to build and connect customers. SBC and other large telephone companies have committed billions of dollars toward launching video services to offset growing competition in telephone services from cable companies such as Comcast. SBC's service will tie together satellite video with its Yahoo DSL Internet, running them through a single box that connects a customer's television, computer, and stereo. While prices have not been set, Mr. Whitacre has said he would like to offer a package of video, Internet, voice, and wireless for about $100 a month. SBC will unveil the service in Las Vegas this week at the Consumer Electronics Show. It will include video on demand and Internet radio as well as satellite TV. Eventually, the system will enable customers to get Caller ID and other phone information displayed on their TV screens. This story ran today in most of the major dailies, including the Chicago Tribune and the Houston Chronicle.
Here is a search that finds Axis webcams:
Google exposes web surveillance cams @ the Register
There is a whole web site deticated to hacking into stuff using google searches. IHackStuff.com
Canon - SED Technology
SED technology offers much better contrast, faster reaction time then LCD or Plasma display in a similar flat panel. Power consumption is also lower and should run cooler, using only 30% of Plasma TV and 66% of an LCD.
Toshiba will begin full-scale production of SED television sets next summer, which it jointly developed with Canon. The new TV is expected to be available in Japan in 2005.
The GNU Video CD Image Maker Has excelling technical info
From my paper "Economics of Video and the Internet" 4/2003
The cost saving in P2P is immediately obvious. The reason for this is not as obvious. With a normal client server relationship, clients are paying for flat rate broadband Internet (cable/DSL) while servers are paying per bit at webhosting facilities. So clients are only covering ½ the cost. With P2P clients pay for 100% of the distribution costs.
In order to have this happen, a client must on average, send as much as it receives. With file sharing this doesn't need to happen at the same time, but with live media, the send and receive must be the same at all times. In practice a client needs to send more then it receives so the distribution tree can fan out.
Commercial software for P2P multimedia streaming:
Commercial software for P2P streaming, that are now dead:
Abacast Distributed Streaming Network technology
Site mentioned in Wired Article: AdultInternet.TV I don't recomend following this link. It's your typical adult site.
Some people considered IP Multicast and the MBONE as P2P streaming but this is not the case. Multicast happens at the network hardware layer and at the Routers. IGMP protocols, and Multicast groups. Not at the Peers.
What Is P2P... And What It Isnt O`Reilly OpenP2P.com
From Red Herring:
The stage was also set for Internet protocol television (IPTV). Mr. Gates discussed continued work with SBC and announced a new partnership with BellSouth. Lee Anne Champion, vice president of IP Services at SBC, took the stage to highlight IPTV.s new way to watch television, touting images of Major League Baseball with a variety of movable camera angles combined with streaming data.
roborob2 :: Im looking for info on the VIdeoNow Color format, any info?
roborob2 :: Also, I can confirm that the Videonow Color disks are 4.25 inches, Its so the the cd's can stor 50 minutes of audia/video tracks
roborob2 :: The Tracks are played at 2X
roborob2 :: Also, it seems that the Video and Audio exist in both channels
roborob2 :: Email me at Roborob2 at hotmail.com if anyone has any information:)
roborob2 :: Thanks for hosting this chat John
roborob2 :: LINK This is were Videothen was born, it Converts 80*80 grayscale movies to Videonow, and sadly they discontinued coding for the videonow.
Andy Bechtolsheim of Sun fame and now at Cisco, filed trademark applications seeking to protect the following words: "Streamhub," "Streamswitch," "Streamstar," "Streamstor," "Streamcast,"
terjeoseberg: Apparently Sun purchased the company that makes StreamStar, and now has a video server team.
From: Kevin Lane
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2005 16:57:29 -0800
Subject: Job at Apple Computer
Apple's Video Codec Team is looking for talented and innovative engineers.
I have attached a brief job description for your review.
If any of your friends or colleges are looking please forward my contact
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Thank you for your help and time.
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