Re: reqs for vlc ?
Michel Dänzer wrote:
> Vinai wrote:
> > On Mon, 7 May 2001, Michel [ISO-8859-1] Dänzer wrote:
> > } There are Lombards with DVD drives? Sure it's not a Pismo?
> > No: the original Lombard 400's had DVD drives, as well as a hardware DVD
> > decoder. And it does have the HDI SCSI port at the back, so it is not a
> > Pismo ;-)
> Didn't know that, thanks.
> > } Playing DVDs will be the opposite of fun without the XVideo extension
> > } which is only in XFree86 4.x and only officially in the r128 driver.
> XVideo support for Mach64 is in the GATOS drivers available from
> linuxvideo.org (IIRC), though I don't know if those work on PPC; maybe Ani
> Joshi's tree has it as well, or maybe it's even in the current CVS, which
> should work fine. You'll have to find out.
> > } Besides, sound is choppy for me on a Pismo/400 with vlc, xine is
> > } better but video isn't smooth; see the other recent thread about this.
> > I hear you. It is just that all of the machines I have use some flavour
> > of the ATI Mach64 chip, and the 2.2.** kernels allow me to do colour and
> > resolution switching on the command line and at boot time. The kernel
> > drivers in 2.4.+ have not been as well behaved (at least for me) and it
> > was a little hard to jusitfy moving up to 2.4.+ without this hardware
> > working ...
> Maybe there are UDF patches for 2.2 (or do DVD players depend on other stuff
> from 2.4?) .
2.2 kernels have had support for DVDs since at least 2.2.17.