Only in Win32 at the moment as far as I know, but then it's 12:38
and I've only read 11 of the 23 Request for Comments in my inbox so I may
not be thinking straight.
I am currently unaware of a card manufacturer that has applied it's DVD
license to a Linux port but I have read they are on the way. Considering how
lazy they are with the MacOS implementation I would not hold my breath.
If you do take the plunge and go with Windows..ATI sell a nice card that has
few visible artefacts in the image quality, you may wish to check reviews on
other cards to compare price/performance. If your machine is of a high
enough spec you can buy pure software solutions but be prepared to take a
significant performance hit. Some of them are so heavy that if other apps
grab a few cycles from the CPU, the sound and image will slowly begin to
fall out of synch.
And if you want to watch the output on a television screen try and get an
S-video out jack on the card [Ensuring that TV supports it first], the image
will look and sound better than one using the lossy RGB connector.
Mark. (11 down 12 to go)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Gay [SMTP:johngay at eircom.net]
> Sent: 17 June 2000 23:54
> To: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: [ILUG] General DVD question?
>> I know that there is a lot of discussion about DVD on Linux and am quite
> of the unjust apprehension of people and equipment. But I have a question?
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