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MPEG4 or MPEG2?


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#1 OFFLINE   rysand

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 07:36 AM

I've tried to find an answer to this but have failed. How do you know which channels are broadcasting in either format?

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#2 OFFLINE   gsxrpilot

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 09:08 AM

I believe only local channels (< 99) are in MPEG-4 now. I know in LA, the ones listed as LAx (ie LA2 for CBS) are SD MPEG-2 and the one listed by their station ID (ie KCBS) are MPEG-4.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 10:50 AM

Right now only the local channels in Hi Def are in MPEG4 (not all channels <99). And, only feeds that are being sent over one of the new satellites (99 and 103). As additional hi-def channels are added to the DirecTV lineup, they will be in MPEG4 (local or national feeds).

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#4 OFFLINE   rysand

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 11:29 AM

Right now only the local channels in Hi Def are in MPEG4 (not all channels <99). And, only feeds that are being sent over one of the new satellites (99 and 103). As additional hi-def channels are added to the DirecTV lineup, they will be in MPEG4 (local or national feeds).

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#5 OFFLINE   JohnMav

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 11:32 AM

RSNs are also MPEG4

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 11:47 AM

RSNs are also MPEG4


And just when I thought I had all of the acronyms down....

What does RSN stand for? (please note, my fairly newbie status on this forum)
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 03:02 PM

Regional Sports Network. Not sure about them being mpeg4 though - honestly don't know.

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