Media Formats

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  1. Ihrm

    Ihrm New Member

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    When we get a full port of linux to the iphone how hard would it be to give new media support like .avi and .flac files, or would we have to write all the codecs over in the first place?
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    .avi would be great, i would not have to convert all my movies.
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    It depends what flavour is made.
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    No. Linux is barely usable at all at this point. To get to the point in which you could play videos at an acceptable rate will probably take years, if ever.
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    Theres tons of Linux libs to support many formats already and most of them require just recompiling. All that linux need for that is just Video and Audio drivers.
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    It's not that simple.

    Yes there are video/audio libraries. But they can't just be "recompiled". They require a player, such as totem or xine. The player in turn requires a graphical subsystem, such as X11. And X requires even more dependencies that aren't even close to being ported.

    So to run even a simple video, it would require tons and tons of porting. And even then, the iPhod may not even have enough RAM to play it practically.

    So there is TONS of work that would have to be done to do video/audio on iPhone/iPod Linux.
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    Cyanidepoison Active Member

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    Any decent video player works on a framebuffer, /discussion
  8. Ihrm

    Ihrm New Member

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    I Really don't understand how the iPod doesn't have enough ram. We are only porting the linux kernel not a full distro, then we will port a Linux based mobile OS correct me if I'm wrong) Plus the ipod/iphone has more ram then lots of linux devices capable of media.
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    People are going to want a nice UI aren't they? And a stable system don't they?
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    I wouldn't want a nice UI, not necessarily. I mean, a nice Ubuntu type thing would be nice, but command line works for me. Stable would be nice.

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    And an update method device side would rock too. But, if you are jailbroken, VLC4iphone supports some additional formats.

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