Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) is a worldwide
leader of services to content creators. http://www.thomson.net
- editor's comments:- in March 2009 - Thomson launched the mp3HD
format - which allows mathematically lossless compression of audio material
while preserving backward compatibility to the mp3 standard.
mp3 is the
most famous and recognizable digital audio and music file format. It was
co-developed by Thomson and the Fraunhofer Institute IIS. The mp3 format is one
of the major assets of Thomsons portfolio of licenses with over 600
mp3HD files are mp3-compliant files that include additional side
information, which, together with the mp3 portion of the file, can be decoded by
an mp3HD-capable decoder. Standard mp3 players can simply play the mp3 portion
of the file.
By visiting the websites www.all4mp3.com or www.mp3HD.com, users can
download free mp3HD utilities, such as a command line encoder to create their
own content and play it back with the Winamp plug-in. The evaluation encoder
enables the creation of mp3HD files out of stereo material in wav form at 16 bit
precision and 44.1Khz. It is available for both Linux and Windows platforms.
The mp3HD Winamp plug-in for Windows is capable playing back the
lossless files as a bit-exact replica of the original. Professionals can find
all information and license mp3HD from Thomson at www.mp3licensing.com.
|Can You Trust Your Flash
SSD's Specs & Benchmarks?|
|Editor:- I've noticed is that
the published specs of
flash SSDs change
a lot -from the time a product they are first announced, then when they're
being sampled, and later again when they are in volume production. |
the headline numbers get better, sometimes they get worse. There are many good
reasons for this.
The product which you carefully qualified may
not be identical to the one that's going into your production line for a
variety of reasons...
|| And here's another thing to
worry about... |
The enterprise flash SSDs which you benchmarked
yourself - may surprise you by running much slower when deployed in
your own applications due to common "halo" errors which are implicit
in the set ups of many performance test suites which were originally designed
for HDDs. ...read