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Henrik Johansson: Hollywood plus / DXR3 device driver for Linux

Apr 20, 2000, 17:50 (1 Talkback[s])
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"This project is an attempt to provide the Linux community with kernel drivers for two hugely popular DVD playback cards namely DXR3 from Creative Labs and Hollywood Plus from Sigma Designs. Since both of the companies refuse to release detailed specifications, the only way to obtain the required information is to investigate the way the Windows software interacts with the card."

"So far I have got enough info to make a device driver that is capable of decoding MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 streams and generate a video signal on the TV-out connector. The driver can also play audio PCM streams to the analog output connector. There is plenty of work remaining in order to make it as good (better) as the windows software, but since we have come this far I'm convinced that we can find out the rest too."

"So if you have one of the mentioned DVD-cards, please give it a try."

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