[MPlayer-users] supported matrox card and double head card

Thomas tkran2002 at yahoo.de
Thu Jan 8 21:14:13 CET 2004

If speed is not so important get a passive cooled G400 32MB DH on ebay/shop with the correct cable (!).

I've tested the G450 and G400 with mplayer and freevo. 
The tvout-configuration/hardware with the G400 is better and easier.
The quality is also better. I had a lot of trouble with the G450 
and didn't get it to work. Framebuffer, mga_vid and X11-clone works perfectly with my 
Sony TV. I haven't configured the dfbmga yet, because of needed kernel/hardware config.
Also beautiful in output is an old HW+/DXR3 from Sigma Designs/Creative 
(but only recommended for movies cause lack of hardware acceleration).

This is my opinion from my experiences. I tried to set up a G450 and failed. 
Reading some internet articles I decided to buy a G400 and I'm glad to do so.

On Thursday 08 January 2004 19:42, tarass at club-internet.fr wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Le 01/08/2004 06:01 PM, Mario Medina Nussbaum a joliment écrit :
> > [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> > Hi! i have two questions.
> >
> > first: which matrox cards are well supported, with the mga output of
> > mplayer?, and which one is the better.
> G400 with special feature, G450, G500, G550
> Same driver, work samely
> > second: i readed about to use a double head card, but i don't know how
> > they works, anyone can explain it to me?
> Install DirectFB, then compile mplayer that detects it or force the
> detection, then :
> mplayer film.avi -vo dbfmga -fs
> don't forget -fs
> Nicolas.

More information about the MPlayer-users mailing list