[Vorbis] Vorbis hardware encoder possiple ?
xiphmont at xiph.org
Tue Dec 28 13:10:14 PST 2004
On Fri, Dec 24, 2004 at 06:10:46PM +0100, Dominic Radermacher wrote:
> Dear all,
> I would like to know if it is theoretically possible (and if yes, how
> difficult would this be) to implement a encoder on a DSP.
> I have seen, that for decoder this is possible as it exists as
> integer only. I understand that encoding is a much more expensive
> process, but i thought if the DSP is fast enough this should be possible.
> I just thought it would be cool to have a device which can do encoding
> in realtime, which could be used to icecast a vorbis stream without
> the need for a very fast PC which has a quite high power consumtion.
Theoretically possible: yes, of course. In some ways, an encoder is
more likely to work than a decoder because a decoder must implement
the entire specification (every memory-hungry part of it) while an
encoder implements only the pieces it needs to encode a bitstream.
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