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From Wed, 6 Oct 1999 11:04:11 +0200
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 11:04:11 +0200
From: Joachim Koenig
Subject: [Livid-dev] NIST Player 0.6 is available


the Version 0.6 of the Player is out. You can find it on
There is also a binary version of the player. Currently the binary version
is compiled from
the exact source of the source package. In the future the binary version may
contain the CSS
decoding if someone sends me the CSS decoding software. 

Some words to the modularization discussion:
The NIST player is modular in its own sense. It consists of 4 main tasks
that are actually
threads in the implementation. Those are the demultiplexer (/Demux), the
audio player 
(/AC3 and /Audio), the Video player (/Video), the timing and sync task and
some software
to "glue" the tasks (threads) together (/Buffer). Each part can be
exchanged fairly easy. 
So it should be no problem to put in a new demultiplexer or a sound driver
that send the 
data via SPDIF to an external hardware decoder or another display driver to
send the video data
to a hardwaredecoder card or whatever.....

The weak point is IMHO the "glue" software. I would like to see a more
"standard" concept.
(e.g. something like the kernel modules). Of course the synchronization
between Audio and
Video needs also been solved. Any ideas are very welcome.

Also some words to the existing features:
The player already can receive the data stream via a TCP port. It can also
perfectly play 
Transport Streams (not tested for a while). So decoding of DVB stream should
work and
I would like to hear feedback about it.

Have fun

From Thu, 7 Oct 1999 
11:40:15 +0200 (MEST)
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 11:40:15 +0200 (MEST)
From: Uwe Bonnes
Subject: [Livid-dev] Re: NIST Player 0.6 is available


I was able to play a wine-dodsripped DVD track with the binary



Uwe Bonnes

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