[Mplayer-users] bechmark on sun ultra 10

Juergen Keil jk at tools.de
Thu Aug 23 14:30:39 CEST 2001

> The main result from the benchmark is, that sparcs
> are great servers, but they aren't good as multimedia
> machines (ie "slow" cpu 

Please note that currently MPlayer on SPARC (actually, anything != x86) is pure
"C" code.  It does not (yet) make use of the UltraSPARCs "VIS" extensions
(that's the SPARCs equivalent for Intel's MMX).

Probably the easiest option to get VIS acceleration on UltraSPARCs is
to add support for DCT and color space conversion using Sun's mediaLib
(http://www.sun.com/sparc/vis/mediaLib.html) into MPlayer.  Btw.
there's already a configure switch (--enable-mlib / --disable-mlib),
but I have not yet tested it with MPlayer, so I currently have no idea
if it works or not.

> and slow graphics card).

Yes, esp. using the PCI based 32-bit/33Mhz cards (ATI?).

The Creator cards (and others) that attach to the UPA bus should work better.

> This means, low to medium res files are viewable, but
> high res are limited by cpu/graphics card.

Jürgen Keil          		jk at tools.de
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