What would be a realistic but challenging level for Bryce announced trophy money for video playback on the Neo1973? Re: h.264 format is now open?

Robert Michel openmoko at robertmichel.de
Fri Feb 2 11:31:25 CET 2007

Salve Bryce,*!

Some video information given by Sean in november:

On Fri, 02 Feb 2007, Bryce Leo wrote:

> >Yeah, for management.  Actual Video decoding is done by a dedicated
> >chip, Broadcom BCM2722.
> Good find. I guess i should have just checked wikipedia instead of
> googling would have gotten me much better information.
> I will however still bet $50 (first taker actually gets payout) that
> there will be a way to play  video on the phone. 

I think your $50 has to go to somebody of the core developer team:

mickey at neo1973> play robs-video.wav ; display robs-video-animated.gif


Which resolution and frames/s should have the video to win your prize?
In some way a low resolution should run quite soon - for full or have
resultion could external hardware help, or a much memory eating 

So let us find a realistic but challenging level for your trophy money?

I thought about to join with a more symbolic amount of 10 Euro (I'm just 
a student) but then I thought when 100 people would join and the trophy
money is a big prize, maybe the competion would disturb people of
charing their first success/ideas...
What do you think? Would it better instead of joining the
Bryce-video-prize when everybody is looking for an own (symbolic) prize?

And what about a deadline to reach it? March 11th + 3 month = June 11h?
Who is geeing all the unreached prizes? The Core developer team?


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