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DVD on Linux

Jul 25, 1999, 20:44 (7 Talkback[s])

From the DVD On Linux homepage:


We have developed the Linux drivers for a PCI DVD decoder board. The board is still a reference design. Right now we are looking for someone who is interested in manufacturing the board. So if you are a hardware manufacturer, a investor, or someone else who is interested in producing the PCI card, feel free to do it.

Some time ago, we asked the Slashdot community how much they would pay for this board. Here are the results.

PCI DVD Decoder card

Some features of the board:
  • Fully compliant with DVD specifications (including CSS copy protection)
  • Realtime hardware decompression of DVD/MPEG-2 and VideoCD/MPEG-1 movies
  • Interface to the graphics display subsystem (VGA)
  • Analog Video Out (PAL/NTSC)
  • Decodes MPEG Audio and Dolby AC-3
If you want to see the board, click here. We are working on the driver for this board. We have video and audio and can watch StarWars on our TV set. The link to the driver source code is coming soon. Unfortunalely the driver is not very useful without the card...


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