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MPEG artificats in analog cable!? [Oct. 11th, 2005|08:17 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Why the hell do I see MPEG artifacts during commercials on analog cable?

Is the new way to distribute commercials to studios via crappy MPEG files?

Lame. Not that I care about commercial quality much, but I hate this "digital" world being used to lower costs more than increasing quality. Kinda depressing.

[User Picture]From: 7leaguebootdisk
2005-10-12 03:51 am (UTC)
Well, you figure most everything that comes via satellite is digital, I see glitches that are clearly digital on my analog cable, and of course damn near everything is digital for some part of its editing and distribution.

Back in 1999-2000 I worked for DG Systems, who did digital satellite distribution of commercials. Nation wide in 4 hours, guarantied. A politician can screw up at lunch, and have adds about it showing on the dinner time news. Yes, they used mpeg2, a 30 second spot was 44MB. The system at the tv stations was a 1.2.13 kernel linux box.
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