Subject: Re: Is NetBSD/dreamcast suitable for watching videos/playing music?
To: Mikhail Teterin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Marcus Comstedt <email@example.com>
Date: 10/17/2006 11:50:37
Mikhail Teterin <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I have an Dreamcast, which connects nicely to our TV (widescreen).
> I wonder, if the NetBSD/dreamcast port is strong enough for me to play audio
> and audio on TV -- the media files reside on the server (a FreeBSD machine --
> to be used as the boot and swap server as well), which can not be connected
> to the TV as nicely, as the Dreamcast can...
> Can the port build/use video-playing software like mplayer? Are there other
> Unixes (OpenBSD or Linux), that can do this? Thanks!
mplayer exists in pkgsrc, so it should build fine. Note however that
the CPU in the Dreamcast is just a 200MHz SH4, so you can't expect to
play anything more complicated than maybe MPEG1 at video CD
resolutions. Using a different UNIX will of course not make the
hardware any faster.
MP3 audio should be no problem.