[vlc-devel] Re: [vlc] Software and Hardware Requirements for State-of-the-Art Research in Multiview Streaming, using VLC as a tool

Benjamin Pracht bigben+spam at videolan.org
Mon Oct 16 17:55:28 CEST 2006

Le samedi 14 octobre 2006 à 00:15 +0300, Ustun Ozgur a écrit :

> 2. My second question is regarding hardware. We currently have a budget of  
> 6400 Euro's for buying a powerful computer; so that we can easily carry  
> out experiments without even the need for DSP's or like; i.e., we plan to  
> setup an end-to-end system for real time streaming of multiview video (so,  
> maybe we might acquire a pair of 120 fps device, and configure them to get  
> a 3D-ish video.) So, what are your thoughts on such a computer? Should we  
> buy a single, powerful one, or a cluster maybe? Personally, I have never  
> used such a computer, and thus am not in a position to judge whether it is  
> worth, especially after reading the reviews about the new Core 2 Duo  
> processors, which from my ignorant view of the issue seems as if they  
> would suffice. Any suggestion is highly welcome.

First of all, what do you exactly call real time streaming ? Be aware
that VLC has never been designed for strong real time requirements. It
will be hard to get a delay smaller then 1s. About the hardware
question, well, I cannot answer since I don't know what you plan to do.
However, I'm not sure a cluster is that well fit for *real time*
processing of a high amount of data with lots of intern dependency.


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