On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 12:01:17AM +0000, John Gay wrote:
> Seems, out of many of my DVD's I can only get The Mummy Returns to work.
> I've tried, H2G2, 2010, X-Men and Tomb Raider.
What regions are they?
> completely wrong. After all, the one time I did manage to mount the DVD, it
> mounted with iso9660 format?!?
I've mounted single-layer with iso9660 fs, but dual-layer will do strange
things, as it can only read parts of the files. UDF and iso9660 don't use
the same case on the filenames, either (one is all lowercase, the other
> I've a PII 350, it's actually a Dual with two PII 350's, but as I can not get
> a kernel to compile and run I can't use the SMP yet :(
I've seen people just barely run Xine with a single PIII 450 - if you get
SMP working, it might help a bit. At least one of the major video decoder
libraries is multithreaded.
> I've 256M memory and an ATI AGP 8M RageIIc+ video card.
Does the ATI driver support video-related features, like fast YUV decoding
or motion compensation?
> ogle reports a frame rate of about 9-11 fps if I run it from the command
> line. It gives quite a bit of debuggin info while it runs in this mode. It
> might be faster run from the menu. I haven't timed it :)
Don't worry about that; it makes no discernible difference if you print to
the console. The main CPU hog is not the decoding, either - it's the block
transfer from decoded data to the display.
> I also tried xine and mplayer, but neither seem to be able to decrypt the
> DVD. ogle does this just fine.
libdvdcss 1.0.0, libdvdread 0.9.2?
> The DVD drive is 16X DVD/48X CD with a data transfer rate of
> 12,000Kbyte/sec, according to the box. It shares the secondary IDE port with
> a CD-RW, not sure of the spec, but it's a 4X write speed. This might also be
> slowing it down as well, but my system is full with 2 hard drives sharing the
> primary IDE port.
If you're using only one at a time, you're safe. Is your motherboard UDMA
33 capable? My previous DVD, a 6x Creative, managed 23MB/s in read tests
on an older motherboard (1998 make).
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