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

From: Mike Lococo mpl22 at cornell.edu
Date: Fri Mar 9 16:24:02 EET 2007
Klaus Rotter wrote:
> 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.

I think the format question is a red herring here.  What's really being 
discussed is video resolution, and it just so happens that MPEG2 files 
typically have a resolution that is higher than the device can output 
(due to previously discussed limitations in bus bandwidth).

What we really want is to fully utilize the display quality when 
watching video, and it sounds like that's a request that Nokia has 
heard.  They're doing what they can in terms of optimization, and I'm 
sure it will play into their discussions for the next hardware rev.


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