DVD play back on a Linux iBook
I finally got my drivers and xine running on my iBook (600 Mhz-G3, 256MB) using Yellow Dog Linux. My video card is an ATI Rage 128 Mobility 8MB. I'm using the 'r128' XFree86 display driver. Under special options i have UseFBDev=true. (This was true by default, btw)
'cat /proc/cpuinfo' reports that the CPU is running at 600 Mhz.
I'm using hdparm -d1 /dev/dvd to turn DMA 'on' for my DVD-ROM.
The DVD movie (Blade Runner) plays back almost fine. It looks like it's losing a few frames in full screen mode. In windowed mode, it looks like it running a bit faster but still losing a frame or two. No obvious tasks are running the background hogging clock cycles.
Is there a way to get xine to report of performance numbers while doing DVD play back?
Is there a way I can ring out a bit more performance with more tweaks or better drivers, etc? Any suggestions would be great. I'm so close.