Re: [stella] Stella at 20

Subject: Re: [stella] Stella at 20
From: Glenn Saunders <cybpunks2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2001 19:23:04 -0700
At 09:29 PM 7/30/2001 -0400, you wrote:
Well, most computers and a lot of DVD players can play VCD's (Video CD)..
with Nero Burning ROM program for PC you can also make menus and stuff now,
sort of like a DVD.

That's fine, aside from the fact that the quality of VCD's picture is hardly better than VHS. I went from BetaSP to the video toaster flyer and mastered back to BetaSP. While it may not be as clean as the theoretical limit of DVD, it's a lot better than VHS and VCD can provide.

So if I'm going to charge for something, I want it to look as good as possible, even though, by and large, we're mostly talking about just talking heads.

If I'm not going to charge, I'd just post the MPEGs online instead of pressing discs, and then I'd be able to pick any codec I like, some of which are better than VCD's MPEG1 codec, such as DivX.

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