[MPlayer-cygwin] Using third-party MPEG decoders
joey at nicewarrior.org
Tue Oct 5 01:22:48 CEST 2004
On Mon, Oct 04, 2004 at 11:18:40AM -0500, Chhaya, Harshal wrote:
> I have been trying to find a way to use the DxVA support in
> my video card to offload some of the video decoding so I can
> play HDTV files with a lower CPU load.
> I briefly looked at modifying libmpeg2 to use the DxVA API
> but gave up because it looked quite daunting.
> I found three MPEG decoders - Intervideo DCD Xpack, Sonic
> CinePlayer DVD Decoder Pack and CyberLink's PowerDVD - and all
> three say that they use DxVA to improve DVD playback. Since
> HDTV files are also MPEG-2, I am guessing they would also
> help with playing back HDTV files.
> All three can be used with Windows Media Player.
> I would like to try to use the same decoders with mplayer.
> How do I do this?
Read MPlayer's DOCS and source. Read DxVA DOCS. Write code. Send patch.
> And since they all cost the same so I would like to know
> if any one is better than the others, especially for mplayer.
Buying any of those three pieces of software will not make any
difference in MPlayer. You seem to be confused.
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