Re: mpeg encoder / recording
Thomas Davis wrote:
> Paul Loomer asks:
> > Any ideas from the crowd? Either in modifying the algorithm or
> > something about disk i/o to handle this.
> Seperate reader/writer programs?
> Cache all of the frames in memory, and then write them out when done? ie
Then you only get 8 meg or so of ram to re....ooops, stupid me, I forgot
that we're working in a *real* operating system here.
Tragically, years of DOS programming have rendered me fearful of doing
anything in memory that will take more than 64k. ;^) I totally forgot
what virtual memory and swapping could do for me.
Simply doing everything in memory seems to work very well. When disk
i/o is needed it occurs in pageswaps, which occur very quickly. I was
able to record 28Meg of 15fps 160x120 w/out losing a single frame.
So I'll probably use that as the main method and offer writing to disk
as another option.
> create a linked list of frames, with time stamps, and allow one to edit
> them/display them/write them out. This is how the movie program under
> Windows appears to work..
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