[vlc-devel] Re: question about VLC supporting hardware decoder

Derk-Jan Hartman d.hartman at student.utwente.nl
Fri Apr 18 11:08:49 CEST 2003

On dinsdag, apr 15, 2003, at 18:10 Europe/Amsterdam, eXWorld Internet 
News wrote:
> I have a PowerBook G3 300 which comes with a DVD video decoder for 
> playback.  Is it possible for the VLC player to take advantage of this 
> hardware for playback as well?  I do know that VLC can't play on the 
> PowerBook without it, not enough video support to play DivX.

Though theoretically it is possible to take advantage of such hardware, 
Apple has never published any information in this decoder, which makes 
it hard for developers to make use of it. If anyone steps forward with 
information considering this device, we might consider making use of 
it, if we can ever figure out how it works.

Derk-Jan Hartman
Videolan - VLC media player
Derk-Jan Hartman (thedj at users.sourceforge.net)
Co-Developer of the MacOS X port of vlc

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