[vlc-devel] Re: MPEG HD for Mac OS X

Christophe Massiot massiot at via.ecp.fr
Tue Feb 11 15:53:08 CET 2003

On Tue, Feb 11, 2003, Marcelo N. Boufleur wrote:

> 1. Is the Multiprocessing implemented in VideoLan for Mac OSX? (I´m 
> sure Altivec is)

No. This is a long-running discussion with walken of libmpeg2. We don't
currently see how MP decoding could be efficient on current machines.

> 2. VideoLan could take advantage of the videoboards such as ATI 8500, 
> if proper information would be provided?

It could, but proper information is not provided.

> 3. Wich are the Mpeg-2 available codecs for VideoLan in Mac OSX? Do 
> they work with all Mpeg2 specifications (MP at HL, HP at HL)? Is VideoLan 
> prepared to work within this specifications?

We support MP at HL and 422 at HL.

> 4. What are the limitations for VideoLan and what is in work right now?

It depends in which area :).

> 5. Does VideoLan Control work for timecodes as 23,98, 24 and 25fps?

We correctly decode the frame rate information of the video ES, and
output frames at the given frame rate.

Christophe Massiot.
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