On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 9:01 AM, Manish Jain <invalid.poin...@gmail.com>wrote:
> > Hi all, > > After weeks of fumbling and struggling, I have made my full transition from > Linux to FreeBSD, thanks in no mean measures to the assistance of this > forum. I've got my FreeBSD 7.1 x86 system set up exactly as I wanted it and > now I am looking to move one step further - and that is one big step. I wish > to get rid of my Windows installation too, which exists purely for the > purpose of multimedia entertainment - one area where I think GNU-based > systems still have some way to go before they catch up with Win32 > applications. > > However, I am willing to give it a try. I already have xmms set up, which > takes care of the audio part reasonably well. The big hole that remains is a > video application. What I looking for is something on these lines : > > 1) I hardly ever play movies directly from the CD/DVD drive (/dev/dvd -> > /dev/acd0, courtesy devfs.conf). First I copy them to the hard-disk (after > decrypting any DVD's if needed). So I ideally want an application that can > play .dat and unencrypted .vob files directly from a hard disk ntfs > partition without incessently complaining about missing plugins. (If > necessary, I can reformat the ntfs partition as ffs). Actually, to be more > accurate, I don't even have any .vob files. What I have is unencrypted .iso > images of the DVD's, which I guess I will need to mount via mdconfig. But if > the application strictly needs .vob files, I'll extract them from the iso > images for its benefit. > > 2) Since my DVD drive is capable of reading DVD's from all regions, it > would be great if the application could also, if needed, directly play > encrypted DVD's from the drive itself. I have libdvdnav, libdvdread, > libdvdcss and libdvdplay installed. > > 3) The final point to be considered is the quality of the video/audio > playback compared to, say, PowerDVD on Windows - which I have used (version > 2.55) with absolute delight and satisfaction since I purchased my first DVD. > > Any tips/input would be greatly appreciated. To keep the discussion simple, > HD/Blu-Ray are not in my plans for the current century. > Have you tried the ports multimedia/mplayer or multimedia/vlc? I can't live without mplayer on my desktop and it usually "just works" on everything i try to play. If you want a fancy GUI, search in ports/multimedia for mplayer and you will find kde-mplayer, gnome-mplayer and friends. Video playback and tv-out is one big reason why I dont use windows on my desktop. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"