[OMS] Open Media System: DVD player application

Lasse Saarinen kumiorava at crosswinds.net
Fri Feb 16 14:55:35 EST 2001

I don't know if anyone read my on DVD under Linux a couple of weeks 
back, but OMS was the tool I used, together with the other tools from 
the LiViD project. Not perfect, but quite functional enough to watch a 

	~ Lasse

Devon Null wrote:

> [OMS] Open Media System: DVD player application
> <http://www.linuxvideo.org/oms/
> Open Media System DVD Player
> <http://www.linuxvideo.org/oms/>
> Downloads
> There are user 
> <http://www.linuxvideo.org/user/dl.html>
> and developer downloads. 
> <http://www.linuxvideo.org/devel/dl.html>
> For the brave there is also CVS access.
> <http://www.linuxvideo.org/devel/cvs.html>
> Debian and RedHat package information is in the HOWTO.
> <http://www.linuxvideo.org/docs/wiki/moin.cgi/OmsHowTo>
> Documentation
> Look in the wiki 
> <http://www.linuxvideo.org/docs/wiki/>
> at the OMS page 
> <http://www.linuxvideo.org/docs/wiki/moin.cgi/OpenMediaSystem>
> and the HOWTO.
> <http://www.linuxvideo.org/docs/wiki/moin.cgi/OmsHowTo>
> ]
> What is it?
> The DVD player application being developed is part of the Open Media
> System, or OMS. The DVD player application will support hardware
> acceleration at several levels: from no acceleration, to full DVD decoding.
> DVD Decoder cards that are being supported currently are: the Matrox DVD
> Module, and the Creative Labs Dxr2. In order to support other decoder
> cards, we need documentation on the chipsets. 
> If you have access to the documentation, and would like to see a chipset
> support, please mail the developers <livid-dev at linuxvideo.org>. You can
> subscribe to LiViD mailinglists at our subscription page.
> <http://www.linuxvideo.org/devel/mailinglists.html>
> Hardware acceleration will also be provided in the form of backend scalar
> engines, color conversion, and motion compensation for various video cards.
> Currently, there is support for the Matrox G200/G400, and alpha support for
> ATI Rage Pro chips. There are plans to support 3dfx cards, as well as
> Nvidia chipsets. If you are interested in seeing other chipsets supported,
> again we need documentation on the chip - contact the developers.
> Support for MMX, 3dnow, and MVI (aka MMX on steroids for Alpha's)
> instruction optimizations
> are also going to be provided.
> The 2.4.x series kernels will have support for DVD drives, and it will no
> longer be necassary to patch the kernel for DVD support. If you have a
> 2.2.x kernel, you can get the cdrom-patch module out of CVS to get DVD
> support. Thanks go out to the cdrom kernel maintainer, Jens Axobe for DVD
> drive support.
> Overview
> Here is a diagram of DVD support in OMS. 
> <http://www.linuxvideo.org/oms/diagram.html>
> This diagram gives you an overview about the way OMS works.
> <http://www.linuxvideo.org/oms/overviewdiagram.html>
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