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MPEG artificats in analog cable!? [Oct. 11th, 2005|08:17 pm]
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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: vanbeast
2005-10-12 04:41 am (UTC)
I was probably a step ahead of myself too. One of the natural consequences of moving to a digital distribution network is that people will start to want their content faster.

MPEG was a pretty natural choice then (and is still pretty much the only video compression standard with any industry backing) so they went with it. When it became obvious that the transmission speed wasn't going to keep up, they started moving toward higher compression.
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