On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 12:02:58AM +0000, John Gay wrote:
> Well, after all my bitching, I decided to try a few more DVD's. Seems I can
> watch The Mummy Returns and the Mummy returns bonus disc 2, but not the Mummy
> Bonus Disc2? And the DVD's I had been trying were the Hitchhiker Guide to the
> Galaxy and it's bonus disc, which also don't work :(
I've really only had trouble with DVDs released by Disney (and currently
only have the two-sided A Bug's Life DVD). It has not yet been tested in
MPlayer 0.60, but I expect it to work fine now or soon..
Recent DVDs might have some issues; there could also be problems with
dual-layered DVDs, if you have any of those. The production of dual-layer
DVDs has something like a 50% failure rate, so most companies go for two
sides or even two DVDs.
> Now I just need to work on tweeking my system so I can get better than 9-11
> fps. I also wish I could find out why only certain DVD's work. I ws realy
> looking forward to watching H2G2!
Just out of curiosity - what CPU, frequency and memory?
I'm running software DVD on a Duron 750 with 192 megs of memory; the CPU
usage is between 25 and 30 percent with DVDs (MPEG2 streams with AC3),
and about 40 percent with DivX versions of the very same DVDs. Even the
couple of 50fps DVDs don't use any more.
> Thanks again for all the help and listening to my bitching.
You're not the only one with things to bitch about ;)
I'm close to posting lengthy rants about the state of my PPP connection
in Linux - the modem was infested a few months ago by the Demons of Dumb,
so I can't connect in QNX, 7 Linux distributions or BeOS (actually, I
might connect 1:100 times). But I'll rant about that tomorrow if today's
desperate measures don't work...laying on hands only worked temporarily :/
O- Nny, bereft of apt-get goodness!
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