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DVD player for the PC environment
Author(s): Caspar Horne; Hemant Bheda; Partha Srivinasan
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Paper Abstract

The DVD read-only disk provides high quality storage of audio visual contents, and is especially suitable for the storage of movie contents. Stand-alone consumer playback devices are already available on the market, and wide-spread use of DVD ROM is expected for the PC market, as PC peripheral. In the PC environment, the majority of MPEG1 based layers, such as Video CD players, are software players. Performance of such players is indistinguishable from hardware-based players. However, DVD player that using software only remains a challenging task. To tackle this problem we will describe a DVD player that is based on a new architecture, that allows high quality playback of DVD material. The architecture allows software only playback, as well as hardware assisted DVD playback, while adding little to the total system cost.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3461, Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, and Implementations VIII, (2 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.325705
Show Author Affiliations
Caspar Horne, Mediamatics, Inc. (United States)
Hemant Bheda, Mediamatics, Inc. (United States)
Partha Srivinasan, Mediamatics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3461:
Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, and Implementations VIII
Franklin T. Luk, Editor(s)

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