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I am new to Arduino but have some experience with electronics. I am trying to find a way to control streaming video (input) VGA, RGB, and process it to output on a  large array of RGB leds. Is this possible with Arduino. Any ideas?

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If you're saying "I want to take some video stream and have a visual representation of that stream appear on a matrix of LEDs, in a manner similar to a monitor", then the answer is no.

Not without external hardware to digitise the video for you.
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O.k.
Thanks for the reply any ideas or places you could point me to please.

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Hi,
Could you tell me what kind of format the ideal digitized video would have to be in, for example could it be Mpeg 4 ?
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could it be Mpeg 4
For a microcontroller (without a DSP), that would probably be one of the worst formats, because decoding it is both memory and processor intensive.
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Is this possible with Arduino.

Quite simply no it is not possible, you could do it but I can't see an Arduino playing any useful role in the operation.

Even simulating an VGA signal is difficult see:- http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1228264461
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but I can't see an Arduino playing any useful role in the operation
..beyond, maybe counting line and frame interrupts from the sync splitter.
Now, that's given me an idea...    smiley-grin
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