[MPlayer-users] Is libdha kernelhelper useful?

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Sun Apr 13 23:21:49 CEST 2003

On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 01:38:40AM +0800, Bob Cheng wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Hi:
>  When I played a movie file on my VIA EPIA 5000 board with either -vo 
> fbdev:vidix or -vo vesa:vidix (with root, on Redhat 7.3) or -vo xvidix,
> I will always see this error message:
> [cyberblade] Found chip: CyberBlade/i1
> libdha: DHA kernelhelper open failed: No such device
> VIDIX: Description: Trident CyberBlade i1 driver
> VIDIX: Author: Alastair M. Robinson <blackfive at fakenhamweb.co.uk>
> But the movie is played anyway. Since I can't make the libdha kernelhelper 
> on my Redhat 7.3 with the stock kernel, is libdha worth the effort to build 
> it?

The kernel helper is only useful if you want to be able to play movies
without root.

> By the way, which one has better performance: fbdev,vesa or xvidix?

-vo fbdev:vidix, vesa:vidix, and xvidix should all perform
identically well.


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