[MPlayer-users] Re: best graphical card for MPlayer
rcooley at spamcop.net
Thu Sep 11 20:06:35 CEST 2003
Primate Mésmero wrote:
> I have read in a message posted to the list (I don´t remember who wrote it),
> that these drivers don´t use all the features of tha Ati cards.
> Please, can anyone explain which features the drivers don´t use?
I was vague intentionally, because unsupported features vary a great
deal from card to card. A popular feature is MPEG2 decoding on the
video card, which is not supported on any cards with the GATOS driver.
There are many many others as well... If your card has TV-in, you can
only capture video with AVview, which is really quite a lowsy program,
you can't use normal v4l programs.
There are many many features that GATOS just doesn't support, and the
primary developer hasn't shown any interest at all in supporting
anything more. If you are really interested, you can look at
gatos.sf.net, specifically complaints on the mailing list, and find many
things that just don't work with GATOS.
If the features GATOS has, are the only ones you need, give yourself a
pat on the back and be happy.
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