[MPlayer-users] a kernel compile
x75 at shaw.ca
Fri Jan 9 19:34:18 CET 2009
Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> PO <x75 <at> shaw.ca> writes:
>> Any suggestions for a kernel build to help mplayer do it's thing?
> I doubt that you need a kernel update.
Actually it was compiler flags, /proc tweaks, and other wisdom I was
after, as I'm not too familiar with the 2.6 kernel and how it affects
>> using slack 12.2 on an AMD Phenom 9950 with an ATI RV635 PCI-E vid card
>> and 4 gigs ram.
> Neither the higher amount of ram nor the graphic card should have a measurable
> effect on mplayer playback (assuming both graphic cards can use xv or similar).
>> So far, it's been a step down from my old 1.2GHz Semperon chip with 512
>> Mb ram and an old 4x AGP vid card.
> Please define "step down".
> Does -vo xv work for you (I assume you used it in your previous configuration)?
> Are you sure that one of the Phenom cores is faster than the Sempron? (I did not
> check.) MPlayer often can not take advantage of multiple cores.
Look at the numbers. The semperon system is over five years old. A 16Mb
AGP x4 graphics card outperforms a PCI-E x16 with 1Gb ram. Even under
Windows! (Games and 3D not included in this) Now, I'm used to having to
hack the software around to get things to work, but in this case xv
should be running by default what, about 100 times faster? At the very
least not 100 times slower!
No, really if this is what an upgrade gets me then the next computer I
buy will be 10 years from now rather then 5.
I think we are getting sold alot of junk.
> Carl Eugen
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