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Ant Fresco in your videophone?

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 11:30, 11/6/2003 | , , ,
 
ANTProps to Manuel Timmers for sending us news of Leadtek using ANT Fresco in a videophone set top box.

According to the article on Leadtek's site, they've licenced the "ANT Fresco browser from ANT Limited, a leading provider of browser-based content rendering solutions for consumer electronic devices" (cough) "as an integrated component of its next-generation broadband videophone set top box". The box is aimed at ISPs and Telcos rather than end users specifically, so don't expect to see one in your high street store any time soon. However, it connects to a TV and is using standards that allow it to be used in Europe as well as the US and Asia (Ethernet content delivery for instance), so who knows?

Link: Leadtek news item
 

  Ant Fresco in your videophone?
  andrew (13:27 12/6/2003)
  monkeyson2 (13:47 12/6/2003)
    The Doctor (19:35 14/6/2003)
      Foolish peeple (01:21 16/6/2003)
        The Doctor (11:54 16/6/2003)
          andypoole (12:49 16/6/2003)
            a (20:49 16/6/2003)
              Steve Scott (05:42 17/6/2003)
                rich (09:58 17/6/2003)
                  Scotch tape (10:25 17/6/2003)
                    The Doctor (11:35 17/6/2003)
                      rich (12:07 17/6/2003)
                        Talk crap (16:21 17/6/2003)
                          andypoole (18:46 17/6/2003)
                            rich (09:43 18/6/2003)
 
Andrew Message #92323, posted by andrew at 13:27, 12/6/2003
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Will this be of any benefit to desktop users?
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Phil Mellor Message #92324, posted by monkeyson2 at 13:47, 12/6/2003, in reply to message #92323
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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Probably only so far as giving you something to read on TIB :)

The developments with Oregano are probably more promising.

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The Doctor Message #92325, posted at 19:35, 14/6/2003, in reply to message #92324
Unregistered user <Moan mode>One has to wonder why that Ant gif is a
megabyte in size!</moan mode>
Cheers!
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Foolish peeple Message #92326, posted at 01:21, 16/6/2003, in reply to message #92325
Unregistered user 1KB of gif data, then 1MB of zero's. Stupid.
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The Doctor Message #92327, posted at 11:54, 16/6/2003, in reply to message #92326
Unregistered user I don't understand it.
The same gif is indeed only 977bytes on Ant Ltds site.
???
Cheers!
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Andrew Poole Message #92328, posted by andypoole at 12:49, 16/6/2003, in reply to message #92327

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IE5 on this machine reports it to be "-1 bytes"
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a Message #92329, posted at 20:49, 16/6/2003, in reply to message #92328
Unregistered user .
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Steve Scott Message #92330, posted at 05:42, 17/6/2003, in reply to message #92329
Unregistered user Hmm, check out the descriptive alt text for the logo on their home page :)

Looking at the code, the page was done with Dreamweaver, so to say that the ANT logo was so big cannot surely be. If they were smart and used Macromedia Studio MX (DW and Fireworks MX etc.) they would have no excuse not to optimise their graphics :)

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Richard Goodwin Message #92331, posted by rich at 09:58, 17/6/2003, in reply to message #92330
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/me gets home and use InterGIF - image now 977 bytes :)
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Scotch tape Message #92332, posted at 10:25, 17/6/2003, in reply to message #92331
Unregistered user Ah Steve Scott, long time since I've seen your name. Brings back warm memories of decent Acorn Users and good cover discs.
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The Doctor Message #92333, posted at 11:35, 17/6/2003, in reply to message #92332
Unregistered user Thanks for that Rich :)
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Richard Goodwin Message #92334, posted by rich at 12:07, 17/6/2003, in reply to message #92333
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Of course, that makes the GIF too 'leet for Mozilla to render, so PhotoDesk/1784bytes it is.
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Talk crap Message #92335, posted at 16:21, 17/6/2003, in reply to message #92334
Unregistered user The 977 byte GIF renders perfectly well in Mozilla.
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Andrew Poole Message #92336, posted by andypoole at 18:46, 17/6/2003, in reply to message #92335

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PNG it then :p
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Richard Goodwin Message #92337, posted by rich at 09:43, 18/6/2003, in reply to message #92336
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The 977 byte GIF renders perfectly well in Mozilla.
Well, it didn't for me, not in 1.5a. And if you want to be obnoxious, at least have the guts to use your real name.
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