Re: DVD player
I don't understand why I can't get my K6-2 400MHz, and Rage
IIC greaphics card to give good playback. In the DVD howto
I see that you need io ctrl in the Kernel. Could it be
that I do't have this feature enabled? Is it really that
I guess I want to know what is the likely weakest link in
my setup as I really know nothing about hardware.
> Video RAM is nearly irrelevant. Anything with 2MB can do
> 1024x768/16-bit which is what you want for DVD. For
> film-source DVDs you want 72Hz or 96Hz refresh so you
> need a RAMDAC of 82MHz or 110MHz respectively. The other
> consideration for video cards is that it really must have
> an implementation of Xvideo for XFree86, hardware color
> space conversion, hardware scaling, and it must have
> enough video memory bandwidth to convert/scale at
> Briefly: you need at least a Matrox Millenium (c. 1995).
> Regarding the rest of the system, any 350MHz+ CPU with a
> vector math unit will work. Pentium II/III/IV, Celeron,
> Duron, K6, Athlon, G4 should be fine. Once you get to
> zero dropped frames, there isn't a lot of point in piling
> more hardware on.