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  • From: Hallvar Helleseth <>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 19:15:38 +0200
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I currently have a somewhat working libmpeg2 (mpeg2dec) video provider.
It uses much less resources than libmpeg3 to play back mpeg files.
however libmpeg2 only decodes the mpeg. I have to have seperate demuxers
and an audio decoder (mp3/mp2/ac3/etc). Since I'm very much a newbie
especially when it comes to demuxing it's taking it's time to complete
the video provider. on my todo list:
- New demuxer. I'm using the demuxer from mpeg2dec.c right now.
- Seeking.
- Audio playback.
- Direct rendering (Directfb has bug with Matrox G550 YV12 pixelformat)
- more ofcourse :)

I'd love it if you could help me, or possibly finish the video provider.
I'll send you the sources for if you want.

Hallvar Helleseth

* Thomas Vander Stichele ( wrote:
> Ok, using a tool I never heard of, rdev, I was able to change the video 
> mode used by vesafb, and know I can start up in 16 bit.
> Now the examples all work, hurray !
> As my next step, I want to try and play some video on the machine.
> I see that directfb can use either avifile or libmpeg3.
> I was wondering if you were considering of adding other video providers as 
> well ? I have problems with both packages supported;
> avifile has very bad packaging policy (ie none), packaging only snapshots, 
> never doing releases, and being very hard to compile right.
> libmpeg3 includes all sorts of hacked and modified other packages 
> (mpeg2dec for example), and it now seems to have been removed as a 
> standalone package and moved into cinelerra.
> Any chance you might think of supporting mpeg2dec and friends directly ?
> Failing that, would it be hard in your opinion to write a gstreamer 
> plug-in to write to directfb directly ? I know about the gstreamer part, 
> so that bit shouldn't be hard ;)
> Thomas
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