Friday, September 15, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
The mplayer patch seems to work quite well with moderate sized videos (but needs DVD movies scaled down to a half original to be watchable).
Next (after hunting down the show-stopper that meant I had to do this re-boot), I plan to install GDK in a special user's home directory and see what I can achieve with SVG and, possibly, some simple Gnome applications.
If anyone is interested in having a copy of the source code, I can provide it via e-mail, if anyone wants to request it from simon dot willcocks at t-online dot de. The code will be released as (L)GPL. The whole lot is 12k lines of code, 360K uncompressed (78K compressed), plus a 528 line patch to MPlayer-1.0pre8.
Friday, September 01, 2006
It's simply a matter of adding a new Video Out driver that opens a window and displays each frame as it comes, detatching from the WIMP while the next frame is built so that other windows can do stuff. The MPlayer software even takes care of the YUV to RGB translation transparently. That took a couple of days, the last two days have been spent updating my LFS system to get proper audio (and a 2.6 kernel). I've got to do that more often, so I don't forget how it works!