color video?

Randolph Chung (rc42@cornell.edu)
Sun, 18 Sep 1994 11:04:36 -0400


I was wondering: how possible is it to have color video conferencing over the
Internet?

You see, one of the most popular postings in alt.binaries.multimedia recently
are several clips from the Disney movie "Lion King" One particular clip of the
stampede is 80 seconds long. It is full color, 160x120 pixels, with 8bit 11KHz
audio. The size of the whole file is 2.9 megs. Dividing by 80 seconds gives a
rate of about 36Kb/s

Since CUSeeMe currently transmits at about 60kb/s or higher, it seems that
color video may be available in the not-too-distant future.

(My comments may be totally wrong, since I do not know the way CUSeeMe
actually transmits... just an idea.... :>)

Randolph
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