Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28

Thread: what video backend to use?

  1. #1
    Clover Grayscale's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    1,549

    what video backend to use?

    As a few of you know I'm writing my own carpc software, and for the dvd/divx part of it i was wondering what would be the best program to leech off of. I was thinking about windows media player, but wanted you guys's opinions. Thanks!
    CarPC install is starting to come along again...

  2. #2
    Clover Grayscale's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    1,549
    *cough*
    CarPC install is starting to come along again...

  3. #3
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Wilkes Barre, Pa
    Posts
    233
    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale
    As a few of you know I'm writing my own carpc software, and for the dvd/divx part of it i was wondering what would be the best program to leech off of. I was thinking about windows media player, but wanted you guys's opinions. Thanks!
    Well if you aren't using WMP for your MP3 playback then adding it for your DVD/DiVX will just blot the hell out of your app.

    What are you using for MP3 playback?

  4. #4
    Clover Grayscale's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    1,549
    Winamp
    CarPC install is starting to come along again...

  5. #5
    Raw Wave god_of_cpu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    SilverSpring Maryland
    Posts
    2,960
    If you like working with COM then wmp is definitly the way to go. If your doing it in VB the wmp control is probably the easiest way to go. If you want the most control over the application and want to do things like draw complex stuff on the moving video then your probably better off just using the DirectShow portion of DirectX, although doing it this way in anything other then C++ would be more of a challenge then I would want to undertake.
    StreetDeck.com Developer (I am Chuck)
    Get StreetDeck at http://www.streetdeck.com
    The Official StreetDeck Forums have moved, please visit us at http://www.streetdeck.com/forum for official support for Streetdeck.

  6. #6
    Clover Grayscale's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    1,549
    Not working with COM...I'll probably check out the wmp control for VB. What about suggestions for DVD? WMP doesn't do DVD right?
    CarPC install is starting to come along again...

  7. #7
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    93
    WMP does do DVD but you need to have another DVD codec installed first.

  8. #8
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Hampton, GA , USA
    Posts
    146
    How about VLC? Its a feebe and it supports just about everything under the sun.
    System Status - Starting Over
    Computer: None

    Vehicle: Silver 2002 Malibu

  9. #9
    Variable Bitrate NoPistonPC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    360
    DirectShow is the best way to go. You won't get the bloat of an external app like WMP or Winamp and it will automatically use the DVD playback filters of a DVD app like WinDVD or PowerDVD.

    You should be able to use it from VB. I'll post some sample code for you in a minute.
    1994 RX-7, EPIA P4-ITX w/ Celeron 2.4 Ghz, Arise PSU, Xenarc 700TSV (new model)

  10. #10
    Variable Bitrate NoPistonPC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    360
    Quote Originally Posted by xanimal
    How about VLC? Its a feebe and it supports just about everything under the sun.
    I looked into this, but I couldn't find good documentation for the development library. Let me know if you know of anything.
    1994 RX-7, EPIA P4-ITX w/ Celeron 2.4 Ghz, Arise PSU, Xenarc 700TSV (new model)

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Custom Video Switching Device
    By mbkowns in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-14-2004, 01:10 AM
  2. Media Car video player
    By MatrixPC in forum MediaCar
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-22-2004, 01:33 PM
  3. Weird problems with video and ME 2.1
    By Rireal in forum Media Engine
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-20-2004, 07:33 PM
  4. Divx video playback
    By mindtool in forum MediaCar
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-08-2003, 06:19 PM
  5. video RAM for Advantech PCM-5862
    By Meatballman in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-27-2001, 11:56 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •