[MPlayer-users] Watching videos with old S3 Graphics Card

M. van de Sanden M.vd.Sanden at ai.rug.nl
Fri Jul 12 19:09:01 CEST 2002

At the time, the link to that driver didn't work. I'm not sure now, so I 
will check it sometime. The original driver makes x windows crash when I 
scroll things (like in a terminal window or in mozilla) (most of the time 
it just hangs for some time and sometimes it hangs indefinetly) I 
contacted the author about that but he says that I'm the only one having 
this problem and that he doesn't know how to help. The only thing that 
works is to turn of acceleration, which causes xvideo not to work. Also, 
if I switch to tv out, the screen shifts to the right at the moments when 
it would normally (with acceleraion) hang. Fortunalty dga works fine, 
since the mplayer dga driver was fixed some time ago.
If the link work, I'll try your driver after I get back from my vacation.

Thanks for the reply,


On Wed, 10 Jul 2002, Felix Buenemann wrote:

> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> On Tuesday 09 July 2002 23:24, M. van de Sanden wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a toshiba notebook with a s3 savage mx/ix. It works for me with
> > this driver: http://www.probo.com/timr/savage40.html
> > Using the dga output (-vo dga) it workd very good.
> it is much faster if you use XVideo (-vo xv) and my assembler optimized 
> version of the savage-driver, see DOCS/video.html for more info.
> > Mart

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