Posted Aug 14, 2008 13:58 UTC (Thu) by forthy
In reply to: FLAC
Parent article: Firefox to support Theora video
Actually, what I'd like to have is a "correction stream" format. I.e.
you have a lossy format, and delta side-streams which give you more
quality, up to lossless. You need a real-time protocol to make sure that
the lossy format passes, and the optional side-stream is dropped when the
bandwidth is not sufficient.
This should work with video as well, where the side-streams can be
even larger, e.g. a youtube-size/quality main stream, and up to HD
quality from the various side-streams. Even to-the-air broadcasts could
avoid the "digital" effect of digital TV broadcasting when they
interleave these streams in such a way that a noisy signal only kills the
high quality stream, and the low quality one is encoded in the most
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