[lug] video formats question

Zan Lynx zlynx at acm.org
Fri Feb 4 17:26:01 MST 2005

On Fri, 2005-02-04 at 16:48 -0700, Ferdinand Schmid wrote:
> On Friday 04 February 2005 14:34, Calvin Dodge wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 02:43:29PM -0500, Daniel Webb wrote:
> <snip>
> > 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.

Nope.  MPEG-2.
Zan Lynx <zlynx at acm.org>
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