[MPlayer-users] Re: [OT] Can't play DVDs on an iBook

Michael Waters stonin at rogers.com
Tue May 6 08:11:22 CEST 2003

On Mon, May 05, 2003 at 19:33 +0200, Viktor Rosenfeld wrote:
> I've an iBook2.2 (700MHz version) with an internal DVD drive.  DVD
> playback works fine under MacOS X, but not under Linux (up-to-date
> Debian sid).
> The audio is fine, but the video is only half as fast and after some
> playing it stops alltogether.  MPlayer prints that my system is too slow
> to play this file, which really should not be the case.
> When I play a DivX that I've created myself (640x336 with ffmpeg)
> everything works fine and cpu utilization is at less than 30%.  When I
> play a DVD cpu utilization is maxed out.
> BTW, right now I'm using an CVS-snapshot of mplayer (from Friday), but
> I've been having problems with all of the 0.90 pre-releases, too.
> I'm using -vo xv and -ao oss with alsa9+oss-emulation.

Have you enabled DMA and such for your dvd drive?
hdparm -d1 -a8 -u1 /dev/dvd


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