DVD Players (WAS RE: Some thoughts after finished installation)

Fabio Fracassi turiya at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Oct 22 17:11:22 PDT 2001


On Monday 22 October 2001 17:38, Mike Hildebrandt wrote:
> > From:  Daniel Roethlisberger
> >
> > Mike Hildebrandt <mikeh at insight.org> wrote:
> > > The latest version of Ogle
> >
> > [...]
> >
> > > Apparently it's the only Linux DVD player that supports DVD
> > > menus, or so I've heard anyway.
> >
> > Xine supports DVD menus nicely too (dvdnav plugin).
>
> I'll have to check it out then.  Does anyone know off-hand if the Star
> Wars: The Phantom Menace menus work right in Xine (i.e. it has three menu
> themes that it randomly chooses each time you play it - right now Ogle only
> wants to play the first one.)?
>
> Also, how's Xine's video quality?  Does it support deinterlacing?  I was
> watching some Fawlty Towers on the weekend and the interlaced video started
> to get annoying after a while - but not quite annoying enough to make be
> reboot to "that other OS" to watch it.  ;)

Xine's dvd-nav relys on the ogle code, so it will probably have the same or 
at least simmilar problems.
I don't know if it can "de"interlace, but IIRC you can tell X to go into 
interlaced mode, so that would solve your problem for any player.

Fabio
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