Originally Posted by benwaggoner
2 Mbps, including audio.
Beyond Xbox 360? the 360 can handle crazy high bitrates; I've gone up to 40 Mbps for 1080p24 without dropped frames.
Pitch a demo of something you'd like to see, and I'll see what I can pull together (although I'm pretty busy until NAB is over).
Sorry, meant "When are we going to see the fruits of your labors at a slightly higher bitrate than 2 mbps on a platform other than the XBox 360?
(that trailer was amazing for it's size though).
From the news reports I've been reading it looks like we are in for an explosion of 'net based HD. Seems like yesterday (because it was) that I read this...
What does it feel like to back the wrong horse? Thompson laughs resolutely. "What do you mean?" he jokes. "The horse that we're fundamentally backing is the one that says the future of entertainment content is online digital distribution. I would argue that we backed the right horse.
"If we're sitting here in 12 or 18 months time, we'll be saying 'why were people even thinking about a disc format when it's really about digital distribution?' Our strategy's been developed for the last six or seven years, and ever since we launched the platform it [online content] has been our big, big, big bet."
For people to dismiss optical disc in 12 to 18 months, stuff must be in the pipeline already...