[MPlayer-users] Re: re-encoding

Jean-Paul Lacquement jplacq at wanadoo.fr
Fri Aug 1 08:34:35 CEST 2003

Le Thu, 31 Jul 2003 23:40:57 -0500
Jonathan Rogers <jonner at teegra.net> a écrit:

> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Jean-Paul Lacquement wrote:
> > I own a C500 with a GeForce4(I compiled the module for the kernel), ~320Mo RAM
> > and I use the svga mode to watch big movies(I think it's faster, isn't it?).
> SVGA probably won't be faster than local Xvideo, since it can't 
> take advantage of hardware scaling and colorspace conversion, 
> requiring more CPU time to do those things and more throughput to 
> the video RAM. Of course, the only way to be sure is to test it 
> on your machine.
> SVGA doesn't use kernel support for Nvidia hardware. Perhaps 
> you're using fbdev or directfb with the rivafb kernel module?
> What's a C500? Is it a Via chip? I'm surprised if you can get 
> acceptible performance playing DVD size movies with the 
> combination of a 500MHz CPU and SVGA. Maybe it's a lot better 
> than a Duron or Celeron 500?

I mean a Celeron 500. I do have accetiple performance playing movies, except 
when they are too big. :(
Thanks for your advice, I'll try and compare the Xvideo mode.


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