Using a DVD with Linux
I'm planning on buying a DVD drive for my computer and I found
an Asus 8x drive that seems to be what I want: it is an RPC 1
drive, which means that zone control is performed in software
and not in hardware as with RPC 2 drives (being zone free is
important for me, since I would like to be able to play
American and European DVDs as well as Brazilian ones).
So, my question is: if I purchase this drive, will there be
software under Debian to take care of the zone, assuming that
I use the decss modules and libraries available? I'm actually
thinking of using xine and/or vlc to play DVDs. Do they
control the zones?
BTW, I have a Matrox G400 monohead card with 16MB. Can I use
it do decode the DVDs that will be played so that I offload my
CPU of this task?
Are there any other tips regarding DVDs that I should know
about? Any other recommendations?
Thank you very much for any help, Roger...
Rogério Brito - firstname.lastname@example.org - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/