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[REBOL] Re: RFC: REBOL Home Multimedia Platform (RHMP)

From: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 29-Dec-2001 9:35

> -----Original Message----- > From: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]]On Behalf Of > Jason Cunliffe > Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2001 4:19 AM > To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] > Subject: [REBOL] Re: RFC: REBOL Home Multimedia Platform (RHMP) > Perhaps I misundertsand you, but my first reaction is that by the time you > have added all that it is barely REBOL any longer - it has tuirned in to a > hige project. What I mean is you seem to be taking on the highly complex > world of mutiple media formats. REBOL is small and sweet laregly becuase it > avoids all that. REBOL/View is small and sweet becuase it applies a few > simple graphics tricks within a tight paradigm. No big overheard, litle or > no dependency. Maximum isable effect.
Hi, no I don't want to add all this to Rebol. Why should I? There are all those programs around that can handle all these applications. I just want to use Rebol as a common front-end to all these applications.
> 1. techno-politics > I mean things like MSDirectX vs. Quicktime vs. RealNetwords all vying for > control to be THE system player
I don't care to much. Just add what's needed to get the feature run. In the first step I would need: DVB TV, Mpeg/AVI playback, MP3 Sound IIRC the mediaplayer on Windows can handle most of this (only TV is missing) and I'm sure it's an ActiveX component we can use.
> 2. versionitis > same as oabove plus incompatibilities between software, content, OS and > media libraries
Hmm... the concept should be open, if you miss something you can add it.
> 3. development time, testing and distibution/installation
Well, that's the petty with open-source projects but no problem. It's never to late to start.
> 4. Financial Costs and technical skills needed for suchd evelopment.
That's the challange to take :-))
> 5. size and perfomances issues
> 6. licensing issues
For private use I don't care (to be more exactly: I don't have to care in Germany).
> 7. upgrade and maintentance > How to support all that? It better be really good and up to date, or why > will anyone bother beyond curiosity, as programming excercise, or deepest > rebol evangelism?
I don't know, because it's fun, it's useful and it has value?
> There are a number of poeple who have been working hard to do integrate > media adn virtualize them.
Again, I don't want to virtualize them. I just want to integrate all the play-back applications with one front-end. Robert