[maemo-developers] DVD content playback possible or not? Re: Wishlist (was:Re: N800 and USB host mode)

From: Klaus Rotter klaus at rotters.de
Date: Fri Mar 9 15:30:47 EET 2007
Hanno Zulla wrote:
> Video playback is my biggest wish for improvement on the N800. See
> http://www.hanno.de/blog/2007/02/16/video-on-n800/ for some comparisons
> of video playback on the N800 as it is today and how it could be on an
> 800x480 screen.

Why do you want DVD MPEG2 Playback? MPEG2 is IMHO not the way to go, it 
needs big files. Better support for MPEG4 and the media player is 
needed. Media Player often says "playback of this format is not 
supported" but the files play fine in mplayer. And AFAIK mplayer only 
uses the CPU and not the DSP. (Ok, it may use the MP2/3 DSP codecs vor 
audio decoding.)

Better support for 400x240 MPEG4 would be fine. One can store about 5-6 
houres of video on a 2 GB card. With MPEG2 this would be only about 1h.

Klaus Rotter * klaus <at> rotters <dot> de * www.rotters.de

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