[MPlayer-users] MPlayer on 64-bit is better than on 32-bit?

Guillaume POIRIER poirierg at gmail.com
Wed May 21 10:13:55 CEST 2008


On 5/21/08, Diogo Franco <diogomfranco at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm planning to upgrade my OS (Ubuntu Hardy) from 32-bit to 64-bit. I'm
>  mostly using my box for multimedia and the main apps running are wine
>  (for uTorrent) and, of course, mplayer/ffmpeg.
>  I'd like to know if is there any performance advantages for mplayer in
>  64-bit mode. My CPU is a Semprom 2800+ "Palermo" with Part Number ending
>  in CV (64-bit but no SSE3).

Yes, MPlayer goes around 10% faster when compiled in 64-bits mode.

>  I want to know also if coreAVC works with 64-bit mplayer, but that's not
>  a hard requirement.

Not that I know of, but I may be wrong.

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