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Monday, November 12, 2007

Stuttering and blurry videos, NOT

I'm tired of media reports that call online video "stuttering and blurry." It's just not right. Video are not, as a rule blurry. If producers compress them correctly web video can look great, HD quality even. As for stuttering, that depends mostly on your internet connection speed.

Here's the article: New Intel chips promise to improve online videos - The Boston Globe:
"SAN FRANCISCO - Intel plans to announce a family of microprocessor chips today that it says will speed the availability of high-definition video via the Internet. Sean Maloney, Intel's chief marketing officer, said the chips' increased computing power would begin the transformation of today's stuttering and blurry videos, the staple of YouTube and other video streaming sites, into high-resolution, full-screen quality that will begin to compete with the living room HDTV."
Watch some video on the net that doesn't look so bad over here:

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Depending on your connection, videos might stutter, but all you have to do on a slow connection is pause hte video until it completes loading, and then play it. No stuttering.
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