MPEG-FAQ 4.1: SUBSECTION - Atari
SUBSECTION - Atari
[ Bainstorm is not continuing to develop their MPEG-Player for ]
[ the Atari, really sad :o( Maybe somebody can help them ? ]
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Laurent Chemla)
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1993 14:39:39 +0000 (GMT)
Of course you're right. Raphael Lemoine replied quickly, directly online
on Compuserve, and as the author of our MPEG software he's quite disapointed
by the little interest there is about.
As a commercial entity, Brainstorm is trying to sell his work. But this
kind of work is not an easy thing to sell. A few developpers asked us about
our software, but could'nt pay for it. An easy solution would be to sell it
to Atari Corp directly, and then developpers could get it from Atari at low
price. But Atari licensed Cinepak for this usage, and they aren't interested
in buying our MPEG. So we decided to forget it for a while.
Our MPEG runs at the same (or so) rate, not depending on the resolution.
It uses some of our 'real time' dithering algorithms on Atari. Added to the
work on the DSP coding, you can see it's a good piece of software Raphael
did. But it's not enough for selling it as a Shareware library, because it
does'nt handle P and B frames nor the sound, and we wont work on it if we
cant expect to be paid for this work. I have personnally written a few news
about this software in the Atari's Usenet conferences, but only got 3 mails
in return, and nothing really exciting.
Anyway, be sure we will tell you if anything new occurs about that.
Laurent Chemla @ Brainstorm
Laurent Chemla : email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Brasil BBS - +33 1 44 67 08 44 - Atari France developpers support