Apple is nuts - Video compression via JPG/JSON/canvas

Discussion in 'Programming' started by xanis, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. xanis

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    awesome? it is a problem that any decent engineer /developer would be able to solve in a similar manner.
     
  3. xanis

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    *shrug* I'm not a developer or engineer, so it seemed pretty cool to me. Guess I'm easily amused. :p
     
  4. mosco

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    Yeah, nothing found here that's really all that interesting other than the fact that the iphone can only display video tags at fullscreen. More like apple fails...
     
  6. mosco

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    As someone who works for a digital media company working on mobile development on android/ios, I can tell you that android video tag is no saint.
     
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    Never said it was...I only picked up android a few days ago and have little to no experience.
     
  8. Ichinisan

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    I suspect that you got sidetracked by the retina display thing.

    This is cooler than that.
     
  9. RampantAndroid

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    What exactly is a MPEG other than the 3 frame types (I, P, B) where you end up taking one I frame and then using the P and B frames as often as you can and the I frames as little as possible. What Apple did is basically took a limitation of their platform - not being able to use the video tag in a non-fullscreen way - and hacked together a rather inefficient and costly (processing wise) solution. A neat read through in terms of the math involved and the work they did - but not revolutionary...nor commendable.
     
  10. DannyBoy

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    Limitation of Mobile WebKit, not the iOS platform, Android suffers the same limitations. :sneaky:
     
  11. Ichinisan

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    It's neat. That's what it is. :colbert:
     
  12. Ichinisan

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    Strangely, the iPad seems to do embedded video just fine in iOS 6. I watched a clip on redlettermedia.com last night and it plays in the page with a full-screen option.