Friday, February 29, 2008

Have the best looking 3GP video on Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, PCs, Apple, and Linux

We can put the best looking video on cell phones like the Apply iPhone and one mobile devices such as the Apply iPod. Our video compression transcoding solution supports 3GP is a multimedia container format defined by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) for use on 3G mobile phones.

3GP is a simplified version of the MPEG-4 Part 14 (MP4) media container format, designed to decrease storage and bandwidth requirements in order to accommodate mobile phones. It stores video streams as MPEG-4 Part 2 or H.263 or MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC/H.264), and audio streams as AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+ or AAC-LC. A 3GP file is always big-endian, storing and transferring the most significant bytes first. It also contains descriptions of image sizes and bitrate. There are two different standards for this format:

  • 3GPP (for GSM-based Phones, may have filename extension .3gp)
  • 3GPP2 (for CDMA-based Phones, may have filename extension .3g2)

Both are based on MPEG-4 and H.263 video, and AAC or AMR audio.

When transferred to a computer, 3GP movies can be viewed on Linux, Mac, and Windows platforms with programs such as VLC media player, RealPlayer, QuickTime and Media Player Classic.

Hardware support

  • Most 3G capable mobile phones support the playback and recording of video in 3GP format.
  • Some newer phones without 3G capabilities may also playback and record in this format.
  • In iMovie '08, a movie exported using the "Tiny" setting is saved as a .3gp file and can be played on a Mac, an iPhone, an iPod touch or using Apple's .Mac Web Gallery service.

External links

Video compression transcoding will make a huge difference on how long a video is possible when running with limited storage/memory.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Full-screen HD video online without a computer upgrade is now here at wireless speeds!

Get media to the masses immediately.

Millions can now watch the best quality full-screen HD television-like network programming on their existing computers or phones while save money without upgrade expense. Cable-type 'services' are possible to anyone with an online connection possibly on the other side of the globe. Smaller file sizes improve bandwidth and increase storage to save money and make any system work better now and in the future.

Intel has new chips to enable future systems to display HD streaming video online full-screen in the future, as they are in the business to sell new high-end systems. Having to buy new computers just to see quality HD media costs money - especially if you are a large organization.

To see an example right now of our full-screen full-motion HD video online embedded in our website on your computer over your connection please visit: Then use the menu in the upper right. On the menu under 'Spiderman' is same movie trailer as deployed by Sony Pictures, Comcast, YouTube, and MySpace.

What we have works now on the systems of today with the smallest file sizes to reduce storage and bandwidth. It will also make the future systems work better for the same reason. We enable video media in the best quality HD possible to be watched now without delay by the currently installed base of PCs and Apple Mac's without upgrades or plug-ins on any operating system including Linux.

We can input or output any video file format into our video compression transcoding. 'Normal' and 'standard' typical file formats we know work are Flash (.FLV), Microsoft Windows Media Video (.WMV), QuickTime (.MOV), and Audio Video Interleave (.AVI), 3GP, MPEG-4 (MP4), H.264, etc. Something huge goes in and something 10 times or more smaller still great looking comes out the other side. For now we are most often asked to output end-results as Adobe/Macromedia Flash video (.FLV) files as is what most of our customers seem to desire while able to do anything.

We are watching Microsoft Silverlight and Video.Show activities closely as our video compression/transcoding provides the best end results in the smallest files to the Microsoft end-user community as well. We feel the new streaming media channels that can be created are useful to the masses. We can help Silverlight users have the nicest looking video to send around more easily in less bandwidth time and stored in smaller disk space. To write Windows Media Video .WMV file output one needs to be licensed by Microsoft. We are able to input .WMV and output .FLV and there is an example on our upper right menu from the Microsoft HD Content Showcase. We can input .WMV then output a much smaller close-to-original quality .WMV files that look better than anything in the Silverlight world today in full-screen HD without upgrade to hardware or software on existing computer systems. We have the best video compression transcoding available anywhere. Many in the Flash video world have been checking us out and are impressed. Our video compression transcoding will also make the smallest great looking top-quality video for Silverlight/Video.Show environment.

If anyone wants us to compress an example clip we can do it upon request. We have simply the best video compression and transcoding solution on the market.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

HD video online for existing machines is now here

We make it now possible to get original-quality video in the smallest file sizes on any host. People can watch the best quality HD television-like network programming, similar to having 'cable service', on their existing computers or phones. Intel and others will help create future systems to do this, and what we are talking about works on the systems of today and will also make future systems work better. We enable media in the best quality HD possible to be watched now by the currently installed base of millions without upgrades or plug-ins.

To watch HD video online with existing wireless mobile notebook computers has not been possible with existing video transcode solutions at typical bit rates until now. Original video files are often too huge to use while compressed videos distributed online today are shown in hard to see little windows and ugly to watch when expanded. As a solution, we have created the world's best video compression. In development for seven years our 'patent pending' process allows television quality on existing installed systems without change to any hardware or software. Original-quality smaller-sized compressed video files help those who move video files around online or otherwise. Below and on our Video Examples page you can see our solution in action. On this page are ours, Sony, Comcast, YouTube, and MySpace implementation examples for the same media. Our customers get more bandwidth, additional storage, new solutions, and expanded capabilities.

Video compression helps distribute end-results with superior quality over any connection including: broadband, DSL, H.264, wireless, cell phones, dial-up, cable, mobile devices, 3GP, MPEG-4 (MP4), military systems, RF, wideband, PCIe, Advanced Switching (, satellite, and even USB. We increase possibilities at any bandwidth!

Here is a side by side comparison of different HD video online so you can see the difference. In this case we will use the Disney Narnia Movie Trailer 3 1080p video obtained as a 172 Mb file, with a 3000k bits per second (bps) bit rate, at 24 frames per second (fps) downloaded then compressed from:

This video we compressed 12x into a 14.5 Mb file, with a bit rate of 800k bps, at 29.97 fps - looks fairly good.

This video is one we compressed 23x into a 7.7 Mb file, with a bit rate of 400k bps, at 29.97 fps - looks a bit fuzzy while is still way better than YouTube

Some of us need reading glasses to see the difference, but with them on it is clear. We are better than all others with the same media clip at the same file size, same bit rate, and have a superior reduced frame rate. When comparing videos look at the sharp edges, fast moving objects, and pause once in a while at fast moving times to see still frames. A trick of the filmmakers is to not have the background change much so they can look the best possible in digital video. Note we often use a higher frame rate than this original, 30 frames per second (fps), as is better for movement of subjects such as in an action film, news, or sports media.

What would you like to talk about? All feedback on our webpage or this blog is welcome. Please come back and see the changes as this blog and our webpage ( are both 'under construction' nightly in attempt to let the world know our new video compression transcoding deinterlacer scaler software enables among other things: HD video online full screen at wi-fi speeds, the best looking video on all mobile devices, and the highest quality end user experience to existing as well as future displays with advantages through having the smallest file sizes for any situation. Our sound quality and synchronization are also the best after compression when delivered - crank up some good speakers as you watch the examples on our Main Page to hear the difference between us and Sony, Comcast, MySpace, and YouTube.

Shaun Maki
smaki at designavs dot com

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