[MPlayer-users] Best setup for video playback on laptop.
EddieS at softhome.net
Mon Sep 22 10:37:44 CEST 2003
I have an old Gateway Solo 9150 that is finding a new use do to MPlayer. It's becoming the main video computer for an
I love MPlayer because it plays anything the club members can find. Even broken and incomplete videos. Thank you
As a PII 400 with 256MB of ram, it can play most videos ok at full screen(not the zoom option, but -vm) with no GUI, but
it takes everything the laptop has to do it. I would like to get a little better performance out of it. (It can't handle DVD
I was running the RPM version, but I just tried to compile my own with the disable runtime cpu detect on a fresh install of
RH9. But playback was worse. I had to use --framedrop or the audio would get way out of sync after a few minutes.
Why is this? I'm I doing something wrong? I removed the source install and went back to RPMs. It seems to be fine
I am using the x11 driver. The graphics chip is a ATI Rage LT Pro. I have been reading a lot of stuff about use this
driver, or do that, but I am really confused. What should I do and/or install for better playback?
And if anyone has any suggestions on how I can make this laptop play videos better with MPlayer, please let me know.
And yes, I turned off everything on startup. Even syslog.
Thanks a bunch
P.S. Almost forgot. The first time I run MPlayer with the -vm option, the screen resizes, then mplayer crashes. I have to
set the screen back to normal by hand, but from then on mplayer -vm works fine and resizes the screen down and back
like it should. Any idea?
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