View Full Version : anyone here watch video podcast?
05-03-2007, 08:25 AM
anyone here watch video podcast on their n800? is it possible to even watch quicktime mov files on the n800?
05-03-2007, 08:42 AM
I haven't gotten QT movies to work on my N800... QT is a proprietary video codec after all... But:
And, I don't know if I've tried MPlayer on the N800 yet... You might want to give it a whirl.
05-03-2007, 02:30 PM
if you open the programm manager and take a look the mplayer, tabbing info, you can see something like this: it play mostMPEG,......,QT/MOV/MP4,......
probably this description is not maemo specific but aimed to a'normal' linux dist.
i tried to watch some video streams, none of them worked well, best result was a stumbling slide show. the inbuild mplayer denies playing this videos.
the installed mplayer v1.0rc1-14.800 sometimes crashes or stay black. kmplayer is only another frontend, as far as i know.
it seems that nokia used another video hardware on n800, so it is a lot SLOWER then the OLDER n770.
probably you can only watch bite-sized videos on your n800
look at this article:
> Looks like graphics bus on N800 is 3x slower than on Nokia 770. It might
> be caused by inefficient framebuffer driver implementation in its initial
> revision. But if it is a hardware issue, getting normal video playback at
> native framerate may be troublesome. Performing software downscaling of
> video before sending data to the graphics chip may be a solution, but it
> sacrifices image quality. Switching to 12bit YUV format from 16bit will save
> ~33% of bus bandwidth, but it can't compensate 3x performance regression
> and may be not enough for 30 fps fullscreen video playback.
Unfortunately, it's a hardware issue. What we can do is get the LCD
controller to perform colourspace conversion from a custom planar format
('YUV420') and the scaling as well. Unfortunately this isn't a
colourkey, but only a simple rectangle, so the semantics are actually
quite complex. But it works well enough that we've shipped an X server
and kernel with this support. We've tried jacking the RFBI frequency up
a bit, and the most we could get was a ~10% improvement, with a loss in
stability: anything above that would kill your device quick smart,
whereas this one only crashed it every day or so.
05-04-2007, 07:04 PM
www.tversity.com runnning on PC with Media Streamer or Canola running on the N800. TVersity will transcode QT movies and other Audio/Video podcasts to a format supported by the N800 on the fly as long as the correct Codecs & Filters are installed on the PC.
Then its just a matter of adding your interest in various Video URL and/or Podcast feeds to TVeristy and TVersity will then share the podcasts onto your home network for use by numerous Wired & Wireless devices including Wii, Xbox 360, UPnP Players, N800 etc. (Transcoded as required)
Not to mention your locally stored content ;)
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