~ft/treason

A video player for Plan 9

3c7e3e2 YUV: rename *1 -> *

~ft pushed to ~ft/treason git

6 days ago

66d57ce YUV: reformat

~ft pushed to ~ft/treason git

6 days ago

#treason

A video player for 9front.

#Status

Video one

Video two

What can it play? MP4 and MKV/WEBM files, which are multimedia containers. Video formats supported are AV1, H.264 (baseline only), VP8 and VP9. Only 8-bit per component YUV 4:2:0 is supported atm. AAC, OPUS and Vorbis audio is supported.

It's only supposed to build and run on AMD64 for now.

More is coming. Patches are very welcome, too.

#Installing/updating

Install git9, then:

cd /tmp
git/clone https://git.sr.ht/~ft/dav1d
git/clone https://git.sr.ht/~ft/faad2
git/clone https://git.sr.ht/~ft/h264bsd
git/clone https://git.sr.ht/~ft/libvpx
git/clone https://git.sr.ht/~ft/mcfs
git/clone https://git.sr.ht/~ft/treason
cd libvpx && mk
cd ../dav1d/src && mk
cd ../../h264bsd/src && mk install
cd ../../treason && mk install
cd ../mcfs && mk install
cd ../faad2/libfaad && mk install && cd ../frontend && mk install

For opus decoding see adding opus support to 9front (scroll down on the post).

#Usage

See how to Youtube on ⑨.

#Gotchas

This is a half-baked early stage project, there are many things missing, in need of improvement, and some (probably) are outright wrong.

You need a fast computer to play AV1. H.264 doesn't require as much. VP8/VP9 might be a good alternative.

If you see random crashes, try running with NPROC=1. Multithreaded decoding "works on my machine", but who knows.

#Contact

Sigrid on 9gridchan or freenode.