I have made a DVD-player with a friend of mine

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  1. TeroL

    TeroL Auditioning

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    We've made a dvd-player using standard computer parts and modified them heavily. The basic controllers (mouse and keyboard) are thrown to a trash basket and replaced with a joystick-like controller on the face of the player and with a remote control. When system is started you can just put in dvd or a cd with avis on it and push play. System is based on Gentoo Linux and the player software is heavily modified Xine. With on screen menus and LCD-panel the player is totally independent system that can be just plugged to a tv-set. Go check it out and tell us your opinion. The Project Site
     
  2. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    That's some serious geeked-up stuff! I love it!

    The LCD display with the DVD logo on it is way cool.

    Nice job. What do you suppose the total cost of the project was?
     
  3. TeroL

    TeroL Auditioning

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    The total cost is really difficult to count, but it should be somewhere around 400 euros
     
  4. Chris Tsutsui

    Chris Tsutsui Screenwriter

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    It looks basically like a pc. The software it uses sounds interesting though.
     
  5. Jack*Mains

    Jack*Mains Stunt Coordinator

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    I run Gentoo Linux on my server at home, and of all the linux distro's, I probably like this one the best. Good Choice [​IMG]
    Can you get progressive output on that thing?
     
  6. TeroL

    TeroL Auditioning

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    We haven't put a lot of thought to the dvd playback yet so I have to admit I'm not fully aware of the possible abilities [​IMG] I bet there wouldn't be any reason why not. At least it should be possible, if not with this display adapter, we could always replace it with one that can handle progressive output
     
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    The DVD playback should be working by now... [​IMG] But still the progressive scan is a mystery...
     

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