Hardware MPEG encoder driver?

James Boucher <jaboucher@home.com> wrote:

My MPEG 2’s 320x240 off the voodoo 3 have nice quality images, but they
are jerky when played. My Buzz MJPEG’s converted to MPEG 1 or 2 with
DVMPEG are smooth and clear. I have asked a graphics driver guru
about the mode question. I’ll let you know what I hear.
Anyway, an encoder is not high on the list right now, but
I’ll see what I can do.

What mode is your screen in? If you are in a 256 color mode,
a pallette mode, and I presume that MPEG comes out as a 24bit
pixels, the amount of processing that the Photon driver has
to do is non-trivial. Short of building a 2^^24 byte translation
table, some kind of interpolation must be done for each pixel.


Mitchell Schoenbrun --------- maschoen@pobox.com