How can I play VCD on ULTRA 5 ?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread
I want to play VCD on SUN workstation. And I have download a file (mtv)from MTV home site. Because the format on VCD is dat and mtv only play the format of mpeg. So first I want to save the .dat file on harddisk.Then convert the format from dat to mpeg. But when I copy .dat into my harddisk (like: cp /cdrom/mpegav ~/.),it cause a I/O error. I don't know why. who can tell me the reason? How can I play VCD on my workstation successful?
Thank very much.
-- Tomas Yang (email@example.com), September 04, 1999
If your OS is Solaris 2.6, it has some audio problem with Ultra 5, try to down load the patch from SUN.
-- Djuliman Hartono (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 04, 1999.
the ultra-5's video was not designed for high-resolution full motion playback, playing .mpg files only really works well in the native size (1:1 scaling). sun's showmetv plays them best and fastest, from the ones i've tried. the .dat files on the cd are in cdrom-xa format (no error checking/correction to store more data), so you can't just copy the files - you need some extraction program like galette. you might try checking back to see how xine (http://xine.sourceforge.net) and vlc (http://www.videolan.org/) are doing, as well as some other currently linux-only ones like http://www.opendvd.org/ , http://www.linuxvideo.org/ , http://librenix.com/ , and so on.
-- Walter M. Amos (email@example.com), August 01, 2001.