Have you tried looking at xine to play your DVD and other media in linux
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gavin McCullagh" <gavin at fiachra.ucd.ie>
To: <ilug at linux.ie>
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2001 11:33 PM
Subject: [ILUG] P2 400MHz too slow for video?
> Hi all,
>> to my great joy I've managed to get my Aureal Vortex 1 sound card
> working (which I hadn't tried since failing a year or so ago) and then DVD
> playing with mplayer working on a Debian Woody system on a PII 400MHz
> 128MB RAM. However, disappointingly mlayer complains that the system is
> not fast enough to play this and apparently with the way the sound gets
> of sync this is too right.
>> I have played DVD in windows on this machine. I have a zoran
> hardware decoder card. I have read about people using 350MHz celerons and
> it working. Looking at top when I play dvds I see the cpu usage is about
> 75-80% mplayer and about 15-20% XFree86 (I have a 8MB STB nvidia using nv
>> I am using gnome/enlightement but these don't appear to be using
> cpu to speak of, the res is 1280x1024, but when I full-screen mplayer I'd
> have thought this would be irrelevant.
>> I have loaded the zoran module. Do I guess it's being used in
>> zoran 19248 0 (unused)
> videodev 5024 2 [zoran]
> i2c-old 4064 1 [zoran]
>> If I pass it -ac hwac3 it stops complainging about cpu usage but
> unfortuantely my sound card (or the driver for it) doesn't seem to support
> AC3 so I get no sound.
>> I've been to the livid site and others but can't find much about
> optimizing this. Anyone know the problem here or a good place to go for
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