Re: CU-SeeMe Hardware Codec?

Alan Larson (larson@net.com)
Tue, 29 Aug 95 12:06:15 PDT


> Are there any plans for a CU-SeeMe hardware codec?

I have not heard of any, but I would expect that if someone were
to build such a device, they would find little market for it.

If one is going to build a custom hardware codec, they would want
to use a high performance compression algorithm, instead of one
designed to be fast in 68030 machine language.

A hardware codec that allowed encoding data at a faster rate than
the software at the other end would not make much sense, since much
of the data would just be discarded.

Alan