[lug] video formats question

Ferdinand Schmid fschmid at archenergy.com
Fri Feb 4 16:48:46 MST 2005

On Friday 04 February 2005 14:34, Calvin Dodge wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 02:43:29PM -0500, Daniel Webb wrote:
> OTOH, my laptop DOES display DVD movies in Linux without frame drops, and
> (IIRC) DVDs are encoded in MPEG2 (somebody please correct me if I'm wrong).
> So MPEG2 _might_ be doable on your laptops (at low resolution, anyway).

DVD movies are encoded in MPEG4 format.  MPEG1 and MPEG2 are used for 
compressed Internet downloadable movies.  I suspect their compression rate is 
higher but don't know that for sure.


Ferdinand Schmid
Architectural Energy Corporation
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