The x11/ogle port

ogle-0.9.2p23 – DVD player (cvsweb github mirror)


Ogle is a dvd player with support for menus and subtitles, and fairly
good audio/video synchronization.

Other video applications like mplayer and vlc exist, that play more
video formats, and can play mpeg2 video from the disk, but ogle
currently has better synchronization and extensive menu support.

Available FLAVOR: altivec (ppc only)
Uses altivec vector unit for a huge speed-up.  Only works on powerpc
platform with altivec hardware support. Altivec is present on all
PowerPC G4 processors. Altivec is not present on G3 or earlier (60x)


| Running ${PKGSTEM} on OpenBSD

Due to limitations in OpenBSD, ogle(1) cannot use any audio 5.1 output
system and will always output stereo sound.

As shipped, ogle has a text-based interface. 
The ogle_gui, okle, and goggles yield alternative GUI interfaces.

Video acceleration

To run ogle, you need a graphics card well supported  by Xorg, including
the Xvideo extension in YUV mode, and a sound card with 48KHz output.
You can check your display Xvideo capabilities with "xdpyinfo" (presence
of the Xvideo extension) and "xvinfo" (presence of an adapter with
correct YUV capabilities).

A positive test will usually look like:
    Number of image formats: 4
      id: 0x32315659 (YV12)
        guid: 59563132-0000-0010-8000-00aa00389b71
which is the encoding that ogle(1) is looking for.

Alternately, at the expense of more cpu power, ogle can also use SystemV
shared memory, but the shared memory requirements exceed default GENERIC
parameters. You will need to crank them up. 

Starting with OpenBSD 3.3, sysctl(8) can modify the shared memory 
parameters.  A reasonable choice would be:


(to add to /etc/sysctl.conf, or to tweak manually with sysctl).

Overall, ogle needs about 50% cpu for full-framerate decoding on a
PIII700 with an ATI Mach64 Mobility and an ESS  Maestro 2.

If Xvideo YV12 is not available, ogle roughly needs 120% cpu on the same
machine in 24 bits mode, and full screen rescale  is not available.

On i386, it's highly recommended to go  to a 16 bits mode, where MMX
acceleration code exists (requirements go down to 70% cpu). 

If you can, you may also wish to add several `non-standard' modes to
your xorg.conf. The most useful being 720x576.


Marc Espie

Only for arches

alpha amd64 i386 powerpc sparc64



Library dependencies

Reverse dependencies