Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Wed Aug 11 14:37:11 2004

On Wed, 11 Aug 2004, Jason McBrien wrote:

> What shall we do with analog audio? Sample at 44.1KHz / 16-bit PCM and call
> it done?

I thought about that. In that case, I'd be inclined to store it as either
a byte stream (since writing it back out to the original medium will mean
recording it back to tape) or as level transitions or tones. Again, the
spec should be able to handle this.

> What about Laserdisc video? It's straight composite analog video,
> which could be digitized at a standard rate for reproduction. Yes these
> corner cases matter, if we are doing a truly multiformat media archive
> storage architecture. (Dragon's Lair anyone? Voyager space mission disc?)

Hmmm. This will certainly have to be argued out.

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