[MPlayer-users] a kernel compile

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at arcor.de
Sat Jan 10 10:36:07 CET 2009

Krzysztof Duchnowski wrote:
> Nikos Chantziaras pisze:
>> "I've heard" that for multimedia, you should build a kernel with a 
>> 1000Hz timer and make it preemptible.  I never benchmarked this 
>> (wouldn't even know how), but here the steps to get an "optimized" 
>> multimedia, low-latency kernel:
> Yes. For "multimedia". With RT kernels XServer tasks are nonimportant 
> and you might end up with mplayer decoding every frame without 
> skippining or messages "your computer is too slow" but in other hand you 
> might not se that on screen because kernel would not have any time to 
> refresh the X-screen. Since it's unimportant thing.
> Inputs and outputs are most important thing in RT kernels, so it's most 
> anticipated with audio/video recordings in realtime.
> So yeah, "it's for multimedia"...

This is not for the RT kernels.  This is for the normal upstream kernel. 
  I don't think the OP is running an RT kernel.

> Good luck on the new way in life.


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