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The Register: DVD playback on Linux just got better

Aug 18, 2000, 23:18 (2 Talkback[s])
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"To date, the DVD experience (not just movies) on Linux boxes has been decidedly inferior to that of the Windows platform."

"This is changing, albeit slowly - today, for example, Cyberlink, unusually a Taiwanese software company, is launching PowerDVD-Linux, the world's "first pure software DVD player for Linux."

"PC-DVD playback can be conducted at full-frame rate on a Linux box without having to use a hardware accelerator. The CPU requirement is not that exacting either - Celeron 333 and above."

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