[MPlayer-users] Re: small machine mPlayer only

M Frimu list at boiteorange.com
Sun Jul 13 17:33:48 CEST 2003


What I ment is that (before I invest time tweaking the video output) whether
Mplayer playback performance compares to media player in windows (when on
the same machine). Faster or Slower?



----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Rogers" <jonner at teegra.net>
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Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2003 2:54 AM
Subject: [MPlayer-users] Re: small machine mPlayer only

> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Mihai Frimu wrote:
> > 1. In terms of performance, compared to Windows98se or WindowsXP how
> > does Mplayer compare?
> That's comparing apples and oranges. Windozen are OSes, while MPlayer is
> a movie player. Do you mean Windows Media Player vs. MPlayer?
> > I'm using a computer with a 350MHz Celeron CPU, 128MB Ram.
> >
> > I need full screen playback of MPEG1 video files at 1024x768 resolution.
> > In windows98se, it's acceptabe. I installed RedHat 9 and mplayer but in
> > full screen it is very slow, even with framedrop.
> >
> > 2. I would like to make this computer only play mpeg1  files via the
> > command line (no user interface/GUI). Would that improve performance?
> > Which -vo's do I have to use (my system has a SiS300 video chipset. What
> > else might help improve speed?
> To minimize CPU usage, either use hardware scaling and colorspace
> conversion, or use a video mode close to movie size. If you're using X,
> make every attempt to use Xvideo, either through "-vo xv" or "-vo sdl".
> If your machine can't keep up, it almost certainly isn't using Xvideo.
> The SDL vo can switch modes automatically, so it's worth a try whether
> you have Xvideo available or not.
> Really, I'm just wasting my time, since I'm just reapeating this:
> <URL:http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/video.html>
> Jonathan Rogers
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