[ILUG] Playing DVDs with MPlayer
nny at purehatred.org
Fri Nov 23 11:30:06 GMT 2001
On Fri, Nov 23, 2001 at 10:01:04AM +0000, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> I have played DVDs in win98 with hw decoder so I know the machine can do
> it. I've seen guys on who were involved early on talk about playing DVDs
> on the likes of 300MHz Celerons so mine (not to mention Roger's the Athlon
I *never* ever got hoopy DVD playing working with software in Win98SE;
the Linux players seem to be better than PowerDVD and InterVideo, at least :)
(Free, licensed PowerDVD version *mumble* to the first who's interested,
by the way - give it to a relative who lacks patience to learn Linux yet ;)
> (hw & sw) in terms of performance though. Having looked, it appears that
> my sound card has ceased development (and I can't blame them to be honest),
I hate it when that happens - I rushed out and got me an NVidia when the death
of 3Dfx was certain :/
> so I'm looking at testing with a SB Live, before going out and buying one.
> When I get round to it I'll let you know how it goes.
SB Live! is well supported, but some have reported certain VIA chipsets to
not work (saw a couple mention this on the #debian channel at OPN)
My mobo is a Via KT133-variant from ECS, and I've had no trouble with it.
> Oh, FWIW I use a mplayer debian package from:
That would be pretty close to the N days old version I use, probably.
(I might switch to just apt-getting it once I make some scripts that
cut down the dist-upgrades - yesterday's was 67MB, which I didn't bother
with; today's is 105MB! I just grabbed X updates and Debian dev tools.)
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