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Subject:    any experiences using the latest Stradis MPEG decoder?
From:       Dean Christakos <dean () MIT ! EDU>
Date:       1999-09-02 16:53:29


I have a Stradis SM250 Professional MPEG decoder that I use under
Windows 98 and Linux. There is an free, open driver for Linux
available at
http://mpeg.openprojects.net. Unfortunately, I have been having
trouble getting  it to operate, and I was wondering if anyone 
has had any similar experiences with it.
  
 When I run "modprobe stradis", I get the result:
  
 i2c[0]: 000040
 i2c[1]: 000040
 i2c[2]: 000040
 i2c[3]: 000040
 i2c[4]: 000040
 i2c[5]: 000040
 i2ca0 = 1a10f40
  
 When I run "loadcard 0", I get this result:
  
 /etc/stradis/Decoder2.bit 0 5372
 ioctl: Invalid argument
 stradis0: IBM config failed
 /etc/stradis/Decoder.aud 2 16896
 ioctl: Invalid argument
  
 Using parsempeg does not give any visible output to my video
 monitor connect to the Stradis card, as it does under windows.
 Also, I installed "tvset" for X and parsempeg did not operate
 using that, either (though neither did it return any errors).
  
 Does anyone have any advice regarding getting the board to
 operate or any other experiences with the Stradis MPEG decoder
 under Linux?
  
 -Dean

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List:       linux-video
Subject:    Re: any experiences using the latest Stradis MPEG decoder?
From:       Nathan <laredo () gnu ! org>
Date:       1999-09-03 7:18:48
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> I have a Stradis SM250 Professional MPEG decoder that I use under
> Windows 98 and Linux. There is an free, open driver for Linux
> available at
> http://mpeg.openprojects.net. Unfortunately, I have been having
> trouble getting  it to operate, and I was wondering if anyone 
> has had any similar experiences with it.

As I said, due to some ill-timed travel, I have not yet finished
support for the new mpeg decoder hardware.  I will be working
nonstop on the new driver from today (friday) until monday when
I hope to have it completed.

If it is not completed by Monday, something serious has happened
to me.

The result you get when trying the old driver with the new card
is really only some debugging info for me while I was writing the
driver.

Please follow the driver diary on mpeg.openprojects.net as I will
update it very very regularly over the next 3 days, starting at
about noon today (friday).

-- Nathan Laredo
laredo@gnu.org


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