Perl DVD decoder

  • From: John Madden <weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <computers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 08:42:57 -0500 (EST)

This was on Slashdot this morning - I feel it's worthy of a repost (the
archive will make a nice mirror ;)).  It's a perl script that does DVD
decoding, and it's something the movie industry feels we shouldn't have--
that makes it even better. :)

"A rewrite, using an extra six bytes (!) of perl code, caches
a table, which apparently makes the program fast enough to decode a movie
in realtime: "


As Touretzky writes on his Gallery page, typical usage is
just: cat /mnt/dvd/VOB_FILE_NAME | qrpff 153 2 8 105 225 | extract_mpeg2
| mpeg2dec -


# John Madden  weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx ICQ: 2EB9EA
# FreeLists, Free mailing lists for all:
# UNIX Systems Engineer, Ivy Tech State College:
# Linux, Apache, Perl and C: All the best things in life are free!

Other related posts: