On Thu, Nov 22, 2001 at 09:00:37PM +0000, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> The theories expressed to me by several people were poor sound card support.
> This (if I've understood correctly) can be very wasteful of your PCI
> bandwidth. I personally am using an Aureal Vortex 1 sound card, the support
> for which was somewhat hacked together after the company went bust without
> giving any info about the card. I have to find a soundblaster or similar
> well supported card to see if it helps. Anyway, I havn't done that yet.
I was not able to play DVDs until I upgraded from a K6-2 450 to a Duron 750.
In tests (MP3 & other encoding, just running resource hogs like *anything* in
win98), this CPU is about two to three times as fast.
When playing DVD, my CPU usage rarely goes beyond 30%, typically staying around
25%. I had an NVidia GeForce2 MX and an SB Live! on both configurations, so I
would say that P2 of yours should be capable of playing DVDs with MPlayer.
I agree with people who say it's a matter of support - but it's also worth
getting the CVS version of MPlayer.
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