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Thursday, September 30, 2004

Video Effects with SDL and EffecTV

I was pondering whether it would be possible to create a MythTv/Freevo like application using Mono and it seems that it may actually be possible by using GTK# and SDL.

SDL stands for Simple DirectMedia Layer and it provides some interesting features for 2D and 3D screen manipulation as specified by its homepage blurb:

"Simple DirectMedia Layer is a cross-platform multimedia library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, 3D hardware via OpenGL, and 2D video framebuffer. It is used by MPEG playback software, emulators, and many popular games, including the award winning Linux port of "Civilization: Call To Power."

SDL is available from here:

SDL has a .Net port, available from here:

Here's an example use for SDL as a realtime video special effects processor called EffecTV, available from here:


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