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

From: Neil MacLeod gmane at nmacleod.com
Date: Fri Mar 9 16:21:37 EET 2007
Hanno Zulla wrote:
> Hi,
> But MPEG4 needs more CPU power AND you have to transcode the existing
> material we already have on DVD or DVB before you can watch it. It's
> kind of pointless to waste desktop CPU power to transcode existing
> material if you could watch it in original form.

I'd rather transcode once into a format more suitable for portable devices than waste all my Flash storing the same single uncompressed DVD film/movie.

It's about balance, and having the powerful desktop CPU convert the film as a one-off exercise is surely a better option than expecting more from a hardware-limited platform, or consuming all your available Flash memory to store the film in it's original state.

As long as the N800 can support a wide range of video codecs offering at least 400x240 @ 25fps resolution I'd be very, very happy. Any higher resolutions would be a bonus, but pixel-doubled 400x240 looks pretty awesome as it is.

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