dxr3Player 0.11

dxr3Player is a lightweight, command-line DVD player for Linux and the DXR3 MPEG-2 decoder boards.
dxr3Player is a lightweight, command-line DVD player for Linux and the DXR3 (aka Hollywood+) MPEG-2 decoder boards. This software supports all major DVD features, including: menus, navigation, fast forward and backward playback, subtitles and camera angle changes.

The player is very conservative on memory usage and tries very hard (and mostly succeeds) to keep video and audio in sync.
dxr3Player also plays DVDs on any X Window System display using the Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) library.

The software relies on the following other pieces of software:
┬· The dxr3 (em8300) drivers developed for Linux by the dxr3 project at Sourceforge. It is needed to access the decoder board.
┬· The libmpdvdkit library from MPlayer (which is actually a modified copy of the libdvdread and libdvdcss libraries). It is incorporated into the sources, and is used to access the DVDs.
┬· The liba52 library also from MPlayer (which is actually a modified copy of liba52, an A-52 decoding library). It is incorporated into the sources, and is used to decode AC-3 audio streams.
┬· If you turn on LIRC support, the LIRC library.
┬· If you want to play MPEG audio, the MAD library.
┬· The Simple DirectMedia Layer library for displaying on an X Window display without hardware support.
┬· The libmpeg2 library for decoding MPEG video streams when not using the DXR3 board or the Unichrome chipset.

Here are some key features of "dxr3Player":

┬· DVD menus
┬· navigation: jumping to previous and next chapter and menus
┬· fast forward and backward playback, pausing
┬· subtitles
┬· camera angle changes
┬· support for full-screen VGA "overlay"
┬· infrared remote control support via LIRC
┬· playback of AC3, Linear PCM and MPEG audio streams
┬· digital audio output (both PCM and AC-3)
┬· joystick as input device
┬· dump of complete DVDs to hard disks and playback from there

Limitations:

┬· of Linear PCM streams, only 48 kHz, 16-bit stereo ones are played
┬· as you can see, this homepage is quite rudimentary. However, I do not hope to change it soon anymore

Requirements:

┬· Hollywood Plus/DXR3 Linux Drivers 0.14.0

What's New in This Release:

New features

┬· Button highlights can be stretched for displaying video on a widescreen monitor without mode change.
┬· Subtitles can be shrunk so they fit into the middle 16:9 portion of the whole frame (see -p switch)
┬· More flexibility in handling badly mastered DVDs
┬· 24-bit LPCM audio is supported
┬· The amount of data read and passed to the DXR3 board during fast forwarding and rewinding can be changed (see -H switch).
┬· DVD tray is loacked when the program works with it
┬· In case of DXR3-based playback the occurence of "audio gap" (silent audio written to the board before completely finishing audio playback) can be changed. The audio gap can be used to avoid rattling sound in some cases, but for some people it can cause freezes. See -g switch.
┬· Manual page by Marc Blusseau

Bugs fixed

There were several smaller bugs fixed since 0.10, only the most important ones are listed below:

┬· Overlay/normal output can be toggled while waiting for a DVD.
┬· A button is displayed even if the corresponding register contains no valid button number, but there is highlight information available.
┬· Various compilation and documentation fixes from Ville Skytta

last updated on:
June 27th, 2007, 14:41 GMT
price:
FREE!
homepage:
dxr3player.sourceforge.net
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
István Váradi
category:
ROOT \ Multimedia \ Video
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