DC can play div-x but not mpeg-2?

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Post by jared1619 » Sat Jul 20, 2002 3:29 pm

DUH ?? I knew that if I bring the CdRW thing someone said something. I know SVCD plays in a normal Cd, but IS COMPRESSED IN OTHER CODE. Like Mpeg2. It doesnt mean that if I have a Cd-rom & Power DVD software i can watch DVD?s.....cause it needs a special Hardware (lens that can read that kind of Cd)..thats what im saying is the problem with the dreamcast u dumb
http://www.uwasa.fi/~f76998/video/svcd/ ... l_features -
SVCDs can be read in any CD-XA compatible CD-ROM drive that runs with at least 2x speed (i.e. any modern CD-ROM drive will do). A Pentium-II 350 MHz level multimedia PC (or equivalent) can possibly decode SVCDs in real time with mere software. Slower machines may require an additional MPEG-2 decoder card
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So the only problem with playing mpeg2 would really be the dreamcast's cpu which is 200mhz, but needs to be 350mhz to play it.

Edit: http://www.divx.com says it needs 450mhz for divx to run, so does that mean that theres still a possibility for mpeg2 on dreamcast?
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Post by EvilSporkMan » Sat Jul 20, 2002 5:27 pm

the 350 mHz is for a Pentium II in a COMPUTER. The Dreamcast is a CONSOLE (no other crap running but the player) with an SH-4 processor. Clock speeds are not always directly comparable across processors...
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Post by Synlor » Sat Jul 20, 2002 6:13 pm

Inqbusboy wrote:DUH ?? I knew that if I bring the CdRW thing someone said something. I know SVCD plays in a normal Cd, but IS COMPRESSED IN OTHER CODE. Like Mpeg2. It doesnt mean that if I have a Cd-rom & Power DVD software i can watch DVD?s.....cause it needs a special Hardware (lens that can read that kind of Cd)..thats what im saying is the problem with the dreamcast u dumb
are you trying to say the dreamcast can't read cds burned as SVCDs? if so, please think before you post. an SVCD can be read in ANY cdrom drive, and since the dreamcast can read cds, it can read SVCDs. duh svcd uses mpeg 2, thats the point! you have to add support for mpeg 2 to make an svcd player
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Post by Inqbusboy » Sat Jul 20, 2002 6:28 pm

.....no point at all.... :|
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Post by dcemuler » Fri Aug 02, 2002 6:10 pm

Inqbusboy wrote:DUH ?? I knew that if I bring the CdRW thing someone said something. I know SVCD plays in a normal Cd, but IS COMPRESSED IN OTHER CODE. Like Mpeg2. It doesnt mean that if I have a Cd-rom & Power DVD software i can watch DVD?s.....cause it needs a special Hardware (lens that can read that kind of Cd)..thats what im saying is the problem with the dreamcast u dumb
shut the f*ck up you newbie retard

you don't know what you're talking about
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Post by ZacMc » Fri Aug 02, 2002 7:03 pm

Don't bring up an old topic just to flame. :evil:
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