[MPlayer-users] a kernel compile

Nick Koretsky nikita at public.ua.net
Fri Jan 9 21:59:55 CET 2009

On Fri, 9 Jan 2009 15:59:50 +0000 (UTC)
Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos at ag.or.at> 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.
> > 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).

Most probably graphic card IS his problem. Newer radeons dosnt
have classic overlay, only 3d-engine variants. And getting 3d to work properly on
RV6xx is no small task.

> > 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.

For ati it should be "does -vo gl/gl2 work for you?" If not, play with Xorg,
drivers, mesa etc until it works. And, generally, stay away from ati if you
are using linux....

  Nick Koretsky (nikita at public.ua.net)

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