[MPlayer-DOCS] fate of the video/sound cards sections

Diego Biurrun diego at biurrun.de
Mon Nov 20 18:58:33 CET 2006

On Mon, Nov 20, 2006 at 06:32:51PM +0100, mail at kraymer.de wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 14, 2006 at 10:26:33PM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> >> I've just looked at the video card and sound card section in our
> >> XML/HTML docs again:
> >>
> >> http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/video-cards.html
> >> http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/sound-cards.html
> >>
> >> They are both horribly outdated and I'm not sure if they are useful at
> >> all nowadays that the available cards/chips have changed so much.
> >>
> >> I'm tempted to just remove the sections since nobody is going to
> >> update them anyway.  Are they worth keeping?
> >
> > Hmm, nobody cares?
> Do you also intend to remove stuff to which these pages have links?
> I think the two pages you mention aren't really necessary as long as
> descriptions for the video cards remain..* (And you're right, they _are_
> awfully outdated. Proposing to switch resolution to 358xSomething isn't
> really practical nowadays..)

No, I don't intend to remove more than those two pages for now.  But as
you noticed the other sections are also badly in need of updates.  Some
of that stuff may get removed then, but it's an entirely separate issue.

> IMO the sound card page isn't really needed. Descriptions for AC3
> software and hardware decoding should of cause be preserved. But the
> "sound cards section" (chapter 9) a) flames about improper sound
> driver implementations and b) reports problems regarding alsa5 which
> nobody uses anyway.The only useful hint is -autosync option but well,
> it's probably not worth to keep the whole section for that.

Yes, all of this needs to be rewritten/condensed.

On balance the XML docs are in a state of neglect :(


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