Re: Gnome Media Library

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From: Derek Simkowiak <>
To: Mo McKinlay <>
Cc: Nicholas Francis <>; gnome-devel
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Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2000 2:06 AM
Subject: Re: Gnome Media Library

> > If anybody can give a more accurate description I'd like to hear it
too -
> > I'm sure I'm quite off-beam somewhere up there.
> In the networking world, QoS (I believe, I've never seen a formal
> definition) means different bandwidth rates to different customers.  So if
> you have a single T1 network connection, 10% of that bandwidth might go to
> customer A, and 90% might go to customer B.  Being able to dictate the
> "Quality" of their service--instead of being trapped by the hardware's
> maximum data rate--is QoS.

Okay... This immediately seems to me to be more of a CODEC concern than
anything else... However, I've been thinking about this as well - albeit
with varying resolutions....

> I've never seen QoS used in the media world.  I'd assume QoS means
> audio/video streams at different Kbit/second rates, using different
> compression ratios and such.  I'd love to see a formal definition.

Well, if GMF has it, then we can just read the source :)

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