Re: Project X: VM Lab's parallel-processing MPEG-2 core [Wired]

Tom Whore (
Thu, 15 Oct 1998 12:30:33 -0700 (PDT)

> By Charles Platt

One of the great underrated SF writers of our time. Pick up a copy of his
book FreeZone.

> MPEG-1 used this system, and in China it's still the compression scheme of
> choice, driving the sale of almost 15 million VideoCD players in 1997 alone;
> but almost all the content is pirated, because Hollywood never accepted the
> format. In the United States, MPEG-1 was a failure.
A freind of mine was a sailor on a merchant ship out of Brunie. He has one
of this players and a slew of cd moves, that also play on any old computer
with a decoder. My two disk copy of raging bull only gets better and
better looking with each new tweek of the players:)- Oddly MS's new player
can make the damn thing near watchable in full screen mode. For the proce
of two cds its a bargin.