Phoronix IRC Log: 2010-08-30
RambJoe: whats the best player for tvcards
gofor: i won't recommend it because it's written by a chinese
NMFTM: does anyone know if MS's SideWinder mice work well under Linux?
NMFTM: I like the SideWinder X5 but haven't been able to find much information about how the side buttons work. One guy I talked to said they only function as forward/back button in the browser and don't really do anything in other apps.
bkero: They're mouse4 and mouse5
bkero: Works fine
NMFTM: @bkero: thanks, I ordered it anyway after finding a thread that tells you how to get them to work if they don't by default.
NMFTM: it looks like one of the better gaming mice out there, and maybe even the best for the money. I like that each DPI setting is it's own button. So, no needing to press + and - to go through them.
bkero: <3s his mx500
NMFTM: I used to have one of those.
NMFTM: quite a few years ago in 2005 I think. it was wireless.
NMFTM: very good quality. took quite a beating from being thrown against walls (I was easily frustrated while gaming back then) and still kept going.
NMFTM: I'd say it probably took about a dozen good throws to the wall before it finally started to fall apart for good. and even then it was still mostly functioning.
NMFTM: actually, if I didn't really care about on the fly DPI switching. I would have gotten an MX518.
TheUni: michaellarabel: ping. thought you might be interested to know xbmc released 10.0 beta1 today.
michaellarabel: TheUni: Got a link to the change-log or news announcement?
TheUni: michaellarabel: http://xbmc.org/theuni/2010/08/30/finally-out-the-door-dharma-beta1/
TheUni: very vague changelog here, feel free to ask questions: http://trac.xbmc.org/milestone/%22Dharma%22
michaellarabel: Thanks, besides add-ons what would you say is the biggest?
TheUni: we'll be compiling a more thorough changelog for final release
TheUni: hardware accel across the board these days (vdpau, vaapi, dxva2, crystalhd, vda), but that probably doesn't mean much to your audience since linux already had it
TheUni: the new webserver was a big change as well
TheUni: we're now sporting gnu's libmicrohttpd
TheUni: vp8 decoding via ffmpeg as well, and all their speed improvements in .6
vtorri: michaellarabel: ping