[MPlayer-users] Linux USB - VGA/DVI adapters?

Siemen Baader siemenbaader at gmail.com
Sun Jan 18 19:09:20 CET 2009

Hi List,

I am about to set up a video installation with one pc connected to
18(!) screens playing mostly pre-recorded MPEG clips as well as a few
IP based streams and custom visualizations. The MPEG is encoded at
1mbps (I think that is fairly good quality, right?)

After doing a few calculations on the volume of the data streams
within the machine (pci & usb bus, hdd reading spead), it seems
possible to me to connect all 18 screens using mpeg2-decoding external
video cards via USB 2.0 (using powered hubs).

So my question is: Do you know of any USB-to-VGA (or DVI) adapters
that can decode MPEG2 (or any other suitable encoding) in hardware
that will work with Linux / mplayer? Other media players would also be

Thanks a lot in advance,

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