[mythtv-users] Facing the music -- running PowerDVD via Wine
BrunosJunk at Bronosky.com
Thu Feb 28 15:22:17 UTC 2008
So you're telling me there's a chance. ;-)
Sorry, couldn't help myself.
On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 7:49 AM, Larry Sanderson
<larry.sanderson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 28 February 2008 02:52:17 am Bill Williamson wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 3:58 PM, Marc Barrett <mnealbarrett at cox.net>
> > > I think it is going to be a while before it is possible to view
> > > BluRay movies under Linux. Even then, I think it would
> > > require a MONDO fast CPU because Linux still will not
> > > have anything like Nvidia's PureVideo to speed up decoding.
> > > So, the best alternative I can think of would be to run
> > > the Cyberlink PowerDVD software via Wine.
> > >
> > > Looking at the WineHQ site, I don't know what works and
> > > what doesn't as far as running PowerDVD via Wine right
> > > now, though. It likely needs some work. What I am
> > > really wondering about is the likelihood of getting
> > > PowerDVD's PureVideo support to work under Wine.
> > > I don't know if that feature is built-into the program, or
> > > works by way of some sort of driver.
> > PureVideo is a feature of the driver, not just the program playing
> > the dvd, so there is a 0% chance of it working.
> I wouldn't be so quick to lay claim to that 0% figure. The ndiswrapper
> drivers were all about getting Windows drivers (in this case, primarily
> wireless LAN drivers) to work via wine, and those were pretty stable.
> Sure, this would be a ton of work, but I've seen some amazing things out
> of motivated OSS programmers.
> I'd say it's more like a 4% chance :-)
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