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Old 03-08-2008, 12:42 PM   #1
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Mutiple instances of xine slowing down system, how can I set only one?


Everytime I play A video in xine, it keeps the previous instance loaded and then my system gets really slow.

How do I set it so only one instance loads ?
I looked all through the settings and did not see an option.

Also, sometimes I play a video in xine and it has all these bizarre colors and the video is barely visible. I have all the codecs loading.

Thanks.
 
Old 03-09-2008, 06:22 AM   #2
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Everytime I play A video in xine, it keeps the previous instance loaded and then my system gets really slow.
http://rlworkman.net/slackbuilds/MPlayer/
Slackbuilds script for mplayer. IIRC: it sets your system up so files play in existing instances of mplayer (amongst other goodness).

You can normally open a media file in the same instance of a Xine player by dragging the file's icon to it, or opening it from the UI.

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Also, sometimes I play a video in xine and it has all these bizarre colors and the video is barely visible. I have all the codecs loading.
Have you set it to deinterlace? Are you using the correct display options?

Where you get the issue - what kind of file is it?
Run Xine from CLI, and note the messages.
 
Old 03-11-2008, 09:40 PM   #3
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http://rlworkman.net/slackbuilds/MPlayer/
Slackbuilds script for mplayer. IIRC: it sets your system up so files play in existing instances of mplayer (amongst other goodness).

You can normally open a media file in the same instance of a Xine player by dragging the file's icon to it, or opening it from the UI.

Have you set it to deinterlace? Are you using the correct display options?

Where you get the issue - what kind of file is it?
Run Xine from CLI, and note the messages.
I would like to open them in konqueror.

Yea, I have it set to deinterlace.

The strange color thing happens with different file types, wmv, mpeg but not all of them, it seems to be random.
 
Old 03-12-2008, 11:29 PM   #4
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I would like to open them in konqueror.
You are using the xine plugin with conqueror to play multimedia?

Have you tried dragging the file to the konqueror window?
Have you set konqueror to open new instances (of anything) in an existing window?

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The strange color thing happens with different file types, wmv, mpeg but not all of them, it seems to be random.
Random? In that sometimes foo.mpg is distorted and sometimes it ain't? Or that it isn't associated with file formats that you play?

You are likely seeing the effect of DRM-encumbered files. wmv, avi, and mpeg-4 files are designed to break like this. (Amongst others.)

Have you seen the distortion an any free formats?
Have you checked the distorted files for DRM?
 
  


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