[MPlayer-users] i want to build a universal rgb-output for all of us ; )

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Fri May 30 06:22:49 CEST 2003

On Thu, May 29, 2003 at 11:18:48PM +0200, nico berndt wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> ok, this is not /really/ mplayer-related but also not really unrelated..
> i want to build a direct tv-norm compatible rgb-output using the framebuffer
> and, if possible, also vesa. i know this page for x:
> http://www.sput.signature.nl/hardware/tv-x.html so it obviously is possible
> and i am sure the framebuffer-device is able to feed a tv as well.
> i have a tv with vga input and newly bought a dvd-player with rgb-output.
> the quality of the vga input is unbelievably good but i figured, using rgb
> from the dvd-player really comes very very close to it. extremely bright and
> the resolution achived is way above s-video for example.
> the mentioned guide describes a method using a soldering-iron but afaik
> ati-cards have the actually needed pinout ready waiting for activation.
> i tried it on my own but failed. my knowledge of modelines is just not
> enough to calculate my own and i am not good with math either.
> if someone here could me help building this thing i would write a howto in
> german and english wich would mabybe a nice feature for the mplayer-site..
> ok, so i'll wait and hope to hear from anybody...

If you look at the tvout-related scripts and stuff in TOOLS dir, I
think they have NTSC and PAL mode timings. If not, for NTSC you can
take standard VGA timing, make it interlaced, and halve the dotclock,
and it will probably work. I'm not sure how to get a good PAL mode
right off...


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