Gaffe: The "iTunes" video rental store would do widescreen material at
3 mbps (or better) if it were 852x480 extended definition, or 5 mbps at 960x540,
matching the AppleTV encoder rates.
Either way, vanilla DSL...
Apple doesn't have to pick 720p/1080i/1080p to claim better than DVD quality.
It's curious that they are already bending the definition of HD by hosting
(852x480p) video in their QuickTime "HD Gallery".
Also, 960x540 can...
> If Apple can get video quality up and handle bandwidth issues [....]
Problem is, Apple doesn't do "bandwidth", only the DSL/cable ISP does.
So, at existing state-of-the-art 640x480 H.264 this is 1.6 Mbps or so, with...
We know that Apple has jammed ZFS + 'dtrace' + Java from
Sun into MacOS X for a while now. Perhaps a "secret feature" from
the near/medium-term future is to just replace the whole damn
kernel with (soon to be GPL3)...
Originally Posted by TBaggins
So, the $64,000 Question: How much power savings can we expect from going LED-backlit, and how much will MB and MBP battery life improve as a result?
... according to Apple LED...
HDTVs and projectors are fast ditching DVI connectors and analog sound inputs
in favor of HDMI. Intel/Apple were working on something called UDI but
may have abandoned such. Naturally, HDMI (now up to v1.3) makes sense
> That reminds me: whatever happened to "-ly" in American English?
Tom Lehrer (on behalf of the GE-sponsored Electric Company) hijacked the colloquial
adjectival phrase, in his infamous 1972 song "L-Y". ...
Please be aware that because of a little technicality called the Image Constraint Token (ICT),
Apple may not offer 720p material for widescreen, but perhaps only 960x540p.
That is, studios can invoke this tag to suppress any > 540p...
Originally Posted by Silencio
Steve Jobs is to stock options as Barry Bonds is to steroids.
This analogy is very apt. A large percentage of top echelon ballplayers equate
to significant numbers of silicon valley...
Originally Posted by michaelb
It's not unprecedented, as all of the MPEG Fraunhofer encoding license fees are taken care of by a QuickTime Pro license, which many (self included) feel should be part of an Mac OS X box...