[MPlayer-users] MPLAYER GOING DOWNHILL ... i.e. Windows Vista playback problems
Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de
Sat Sep 27 22:06:48 CEST 2008
I repeat: please try to quote in a way that makes your mails not a pain
to read. Using a mailer that does not break threading would be a really
big plus, too.
On Sat, Sep 27, 2008 at 02:44:18PM -0500, John Smith wrote:
>> As said rc2 is much too old for this to work. Unfortunately I know of
>> nobody who provides sufficiently new builds for Windows currently as
>> whole MinGW toolchain seems to have serious issues currently.
> I hope the powers that may be rise up to fix this important product.
Well, this the wrong list for that, we can neither fix MinGW/gcc nor can
we fix ATI's drivers. The problems you have are not our fault, there is
only so much we can hack around the issues.
> I think it is strange hi-def discs cannot even be played proper...
> as well as more
> than 6 channel audio which is more typical than unusual in the
> modern world (these days).
Given that I encountered no single file with more than 6 channels it can
not be that common. Also except for some audio filters there is no
particular reason why it should not work, it just was never tested.
> I think it is bad a same video file plays 20 times slower with the
> same memory and
> same CPU on Vista over XP no matter what you do.
No, that is not accurate. It plays so slow because you are using OpenGL
with an ATI card.
> It sounds like maybe these bugs are being fixed or
> aware of by reading this forum.... but
> I hope RC2 is followed up by a RC3 or a official 1.0 soon.
I doubt it, but your problem is already fixable (only ATI's 8.9 drivers
are a nearly unfixable problem on Windows right now).
Get e.g. the MPlayer version here:
and if it still does not work, install the 8.7 or 8.8 ATI drivers.
Unfortunately it is impossible to use ATI and NVidia cards together
(what a mess once more! And also not MPlayer's fault ;-) ) otherwise
I would suggest to just buy an additional cheap NVidia card for video stuff.
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