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PS2 Linux as streaming client?
PS2 Linux as streaming client? –
do we have all components around ps2 linux to use a old fat ps2 with hdd as a streaming client and what codecs and resolution off video could we get out of such a config?
mplayer is working, but it is now a little bit old on the Live DVD. Newer video codecs as mp4 are too slow. Linux 2.6 also supports newer mipsel Linux distributions. This supports newer video codecs, but it is even slower.
VLC is not working with Linux 2.4. I didn't tested it with Linux 2.6.
I don't know much about audio streaming. xmms is working. It is already a problem to play mp3 in Linux 2.6 using mpg123 or mplayer from Debian 5. It is working, but you can hear the problems with the performance.
The ps2 has enough hardware to get it faster, but this is not utilized by the generic Linux distributions.
Thats sad. I heard of the netflix ps2 version which is no longer working. Would a native app/videoplayer be best bet than I guess. Thanks for your answer!
Netflix used WMV / VC-1 for its codec, so we know the PS2 is powerful enough for that.
WMV / VC-1 has lower hardware requirements than h264.
The PS2 could probably handle streaming ogg video at 320x240. Ogg video was used for early HTML5 streaming video. If you can get Opera running on PS2 Linux then test if it can stream ogg video HTML5. I remember using Opera 10.5 on a really old Windows 98 computer and successfully streaming ogg video on it.
I think the PS2 could handle all codecs prior to h264.
And maybe the PS2 might even be able to handle h264 if you kept the resolution really low.
using the PS2 as a home streaming client I think even mpeg2 would be good enough. Setting up a streaming server with converting to mpeg2 should be easy. Picture quality with at least dvd meg2 full screen video would be cool.
ThXs for your interessting answers so far!
maybe a low quality rtsp not sure what codecs it uses