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Old 08-04-2002, 04:33 AM   #1
armin
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Unhappy play dvd video


i'm really desperate for weeks now. will my dvd-drive ever let me watch or encode a video correctly?

im using: suse 8.0
on a PIII 450 MHz with
ATI Technologies Inc Rage Pro Turbo AGP 2x
(Ensoniq creative soundblaster audio pci64v, audio pci128)
and a Memorex DVD-MAXX 1648 AJ
i tried several programs and latley i got the "best" results with the mplayer.
BUT: i always get the message "your system is too slow to play this" and the pictures (though good quality) don't move continously

and no suggested options helped so far.....
 
Old 08-04-2002, 04:36 AM   #2
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You have a (comparatively) slow processor and graphics card. Try reducing the resolution you run X at.

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Old 08-04-2002, 04:42 AM   #3
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Have you tried other -vo options in mplayer? If you type mplayer -vo help it will give you a list of options to try.
 
Old 08-04-2002, 05:02 AM   #4
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You may also want to make sure that you have mplayer optimized for your architecture.

Have you given Ogle a run?
http://freshmeat.net/redir/ogle/16165/url_homepage/~dvd
 
Old 08-04-2002, 05:07 AM   #5
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thank you for your help...
with lower resolution it's better
i only wonder why... that shouldn't affect encoding?!
 
Old 08-04-2002, 05:19 AM   #6
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It affects decoding. It has to resample less data per frame.

Regards
 
Old 08-08-2002, 07:44 AM   #7
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I downloaded and installed Ogle as well. No problems whatsoever, started up and played on the first try! I'll give Mplayer a shot down the road at some point. All those file formats and skins are too good not to try!
 
Old 08-08-2002, 08:16 AM   #8
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yeah, keep mplayer, 'cause ogle's strictly a dvd-player nothing more noting less
 
Old 08-08-2002, 08:44 AM   #9
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also try switch dma on on your dvd-drive using hdparm, that does the trick for me.
In have playing dvd's running smooth on 400mhz and a 64mb graphics card.

anne
 
  


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