> This packages also contains rsbep, an implementation of a special version of > the Reed-Solomon FEC (forward error correction) algorithm. It also > spreads the bytes of the resulting blocks out to give some protection > against burst errors (e.g from tape-recordings). It should be used in a > pipe together with dvbackup (before dvbackup while encoding and after > it while decoding). rsbep should be sufficient to make the LP mode of > your camcorder usable. This mode, which puts about 50% more data > on the cardridge would otherwise be too error-prone. rsbep is the > fast implementation in i386 assembler, rsbepC uses pure C and is > significantly slower (about ten times). I've used this excellent set of utilities myself. Will be nice to have a Debian package. I couldn't tell immediately however what the license of the rsbep code is. Is it GPL? The optimized assembly stuff I think was written by Phil Karn. Just my recollection. I may very well be wrong... -- John.
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