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From: f1c...@hkucs.org (Chan Fei)
Subject: DVD ROM support
Date: 1998/04/04
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does anyone know which version of Linux support DVD-ROM? which modle/brand
of DVD ROM is supported?

Thanks/Fei

From: Gabriel Klyber <ga...@thirdcoast.net>
Subject: Re: DVD ROM support
Date: 1998/04/04
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From what I gather, all DVD-ROMs use a file system back-compatible with
ISO9660 and appear as big CDs in Linux. As for DVD decoder cards, I'm
desperately searching for support for DVD decoding hardware.

On a similar note, DVD decoder cards decode MPEG audio and video so wouldn't
it be great to use them to decode mp3s without and CPU overhead? I'm pretty
sure the cards decode mpeg-1 and mpeg-2 audio and video.

Chan Fei wrote:

> does anyone know which version of Linux support DVD-ROM? which modle/brand
> of DVD ROM is supported?
>
> Thanks/Fei

From: f1c...@hkucs.org (Chan Fei)
Subject: Re: DVD ROM support
Date: 1998/04/05
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Sorry that I made unclear statments in the previous post. In fact, I would 
like to to know is there any DVD-ROM drive is currently supported by
Linux, as far as I know, just like CD-ROM drives, there should be
appropriate driver for a specific DVD-ROM drive to run under Linux, but I
can't find information about that so far. Thanks alot for your kindly
attention.

Rgds/Fei


Gabriel Klyber (ga...@thirdcoast.net) wrote:
: From what I gather, all DVD-ROMs use a file system back-compatible with
: ISO9660 and appear as big CDs in Linux. As for DVD decoder cards, I'm
: desperately searching for support for DVD decoding hardware.

: On a similar note, DVD decoder cards decode MPEG audio and video so wouldn't
: it be great to use them to decode mp3s without and CPU overhead? I'm pretty
: sure the cards decode mpeg-1 and mpeg-2 audio and video.

: Chan Fei wrote:

: > does anyone know which version of Linux support DVD-ROM? which modle/brand
: > of DVD ROM is supported?
: >
: > Thanks/Fei

From: Gabriel Klyber <ga...@thirdcoast.net>
Subject: Re: DVD ROM support
Date: 1998/04/05
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Iknow that the Toshiba 1x drive works just like a CD-ROM. As most drives(all?)
are ATAPI IDE interface, they are detected and treated like CD-ROMs as far as I
know.

Chan Fei wrote:

> Sorry that I made unclear statments in the previous post. In fact, I would
> like to to know is there any DVD-ROM drive is currently supported by
> Linux, as far as I know, just like CD-ROM drives, there should be
> appropriate driver for a specific DVD-ROM drive to run under Linux, but I
> can't find information about that so far. Thanks alot for your kindly
> attention.
>
> Rgds/Fei
>
> Gabriel Klyber (ga...@thirdcoast.net) wrote:
> : From what I gather, all DVD-ROMs use a file system back-compatible with
> : ISO9660 and appear as big CDs in Linux. As for DVD decoder cards, I'm
> : desperately searching for support for DVD decoding hardware.
>
> : On a similar note, DVD decoder cards decode MPEG audio and video so wouldn't
> : it be great to use them to decode mp3s without and CPU overhead? I'm pretty
> : sure the cards decode mpeg-1 and mpeg-2 audio and video.
>
> : Chan Fei wrote:
>
> : > does anyone know which version of Linux support DVD-ROM? which modle/brand
> : > of DVD ROM is supported?
> : >
> : > Thanks/Fei

From: Andrew Veliath <andr...@usa.net>
Subject: Re: DVD ROM support
Date: 1998/04/06
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I've got the Creative Labs Encore package, and the DVD-ROM works fine
as a CD-ROM/CD player.  I'd really like to see a DVD decoder card
supported under Linux.

For the moment, I just started slow work on a driver module for my
Dxr2 decoder card for Linux, though development is slow due to my time
and difficulty obtaining info.  I have an idea of what I need to do
(initial driver module structure and card detection is in place, and
have most of the chips' info, but that's the least of it), it will
just take a lot of work to actually do, though I still don't know how
successful it will be.  If I get anywhere in the next month or so,
I'll put up a web page hopefully to get some interest in the project.

I'm also working on a driver for my Turtle Beach Multisound Pinnacle
card (there are a few unknown subtle differences from the previous
Multisounds), which I have a very alpha version working so that I can
at least control the volume of my CD player now (:-/).

--
Andrew Veliath
andr...@usa.net, vel...@rpi.edu

>>>>> Gabriel Klyber writes:

    Gabriel> Iknow that the Toshiba 1x drive works just like a
    Gabriel> CD-ROM. As most drives(all?)  are ATAPI IDE interface,
    Gabriel> they are detected and treated like CD-ROMs as far as I
    Gabriel> know.

    Gabriel> Chan Fei wrote:

    >> Sorry that I made unclear statments in the previous post. In
    >> fact, I would like to to know is there any DVD-ROM drive is
    >> currently supported by Linux, as far as I know, just like
    >> CD-ROM drives, there should be appropriate driver for a
    >> specific DVD-ROM drive to run under Linux, but I can't find
    >> information about that so far. Thanks alot for your kindly
    >> attention.
    >> 
    >> Rgds/Fei
    >> 
    >> Gabriel Klyber (ga...@thirdcoast.net) wrote: : From what I
    >> gather, all DVD-ROMs use a file system back-compatible with :
    >> ISO9660 and appear as big CDs in Linux. As for DVD decoder
    >> cards, I'm : desperately searching for support for DVD decoding
    >> hardware.
    >> 
    >> : On a similar note, DVD decoder cards decode MPEG audio and
    >> video so wouldn't : it be great to use them to decode mp3s
    >> without and CPU overhead? I'm pretty : sure the cards decode
    >> mpeg-1 and mpeg-2 audio and video.
    >> 
    >> : Chan Fei wrote:
    >> 
    >> : > does anyone know which version of Linux support DVD-ROM?
    >> which modle/brand : > of DVD ROM is supported?  : > : >
    >> Thanks/Fei

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