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April 21, 2005

Playing Movies

So I got avi, mp4 and DVDs playing through Xine. It looks great, sound is great (at least through the headphones) and CPU utilization looks good. I'm using the drivers for X.org from the Unichrome Project [Sourceforge.net] and the DRM modules from the DRI Project [freedesktop.org]. All this running under a non-standard install of Gentoo on kernel 2.6.11.7. The Gentoo install is non-standard because I built and installed some packages myself and injected them into portage. I also use a patched version of the kernel allowing me to use Suspend2 [Suspend2.net] and the VT1211 sensors.

Suspend2 looks like it's working fine, even under X, but I haven't tried the sensor stuff yet. I also haven't tried the TVOut yet. The first time I tried using TVOut it didn't work out so well. I think X was trying to find modeline settings that would work for both the CRT and TV...I still don't know, but we'll see later this week. After I get the TV working I think I'll start on some kind of UI for the system.

Posted by Guy at April 21, 2005 7:35 AM