Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 14th Dec 2006 08:14 UTC, submitted by teigetje
RISC OS "Gosh! I didn't realize how much discussion my original article would create. A lot of people seemed to accuse me of living in cloud cuckoo land, whereas a lot more agreed with me. I think those who disagreed have either never used RISC OS or just liked a good rant! In either case, I feel compelled to write a short follow up article clarifying some of the points I made in the original article - all of which were perfectly valid." Read the follow up article.
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RE[2]: OS != apps
by steve_s on Thu 14th Dec 2006 10:28 UTC in reply to "RE: OS != apps"
steve_s
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2006-01-16

Unfortunately I doubt that RISC OS will ever have a decent media player application.

There's two significant problems to overcome. First there's the prolific amount of codecs used for media. Secondly some codecs (such as H.264) require a powerful processor for decoding.

I find it doubtful that you'll ever find a media player on RISC OS that will be compatible with enough codecs to have people truly satisfied.

As for the likes of H.264 - my 768MB, 1.25GHz G4 eMac tends to struggle with these when they're SD resolution. H.264 tends to be used for HD material, which my Mac can't cope with.

In terms of raw computing power a top end Iyonix has less than half the ability of my eMac. I seriously doubt that it could play an H.264 video in half SD resolution at 30 fps, let alone full SD or HD.

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