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Video player for Unix-like systems

xine is a free video player for unix-like systems. It can play back mpeg-1 and mpeg-2 system (audio and video) streams, mpeg elementary streams (video-only streams and mp3 audio streams) and AVI files (using external win32 codecs). xine supports direct DVD playback as well as VCD playback. 'xine' plays the video streams while synchronizing video and audio playback. Depending on the properties of the stream, playback will need more or less processing power. A PII at 400MHz has been able to play back test mpeg-2 streams without dropping frames.



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Janet Casey

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2 April 2001

Leaders and contributors

Guenter Bartsch Maintainer
Henry Worth Contributor
Rich Wareham Contributor
Heiko Schaefer Contributor
Paul Flinders Contributor
Joachim Koenig Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
HelpMailing List Info/Archive
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webview
SupportMailing List Info/Archive
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Required to buildimlib
Required to useMIT_SHM or Xv


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