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Old 02-19-2003, 01:16 AM   #1
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super choppy in Mplayer


hey again all

my mplayer is playing DVDs with the DMA turned on but the playback is still super choppy.

I have done eveything to change all modes with hdparm and shuch.

any suggestions

I get a good framerate but it seems to skip about every 3 seconds

??

thanks

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Old 02-19-2003, 03:44 AM   #2
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maybe you're video output is crap? which are you using? try xv if you're not already. also if you have a machine less than 600mhz use -framedrop then any slowness should be dropped evenly and you shouldn't notice
 
Old 02-19-2003, 04:08 AM   #3
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I run a geforuce ti 4200 64 meg ddr the card itself puts out good out put.

I have tryed the xv and framedropping but still the same 3 second skip that is killing me.
 
Old 02-19-2003, 10:07 AM   #4
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How old is your DVD player? Maybe you can try the -cache option, first start out with something small like -cache 128

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Old 02-19-2003, 05:34 PM   #5
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the player is from a old oem gateway i had about 3 years back. It has been stable and I just tested a DVD in Power DVD XP in windoz and the play back was flawless.

I got the qulaity at stable a couple of times before to help here is what I get be fore playback starts

Using GNU internationalization
Original domain: messages
Original dirname: /usr/share/locale
Current domain: mplayer
Current dirname: /usr/local/share/locale


MPlayer 0.90rc4-3.2 (C) 2000-2003 Arpad Gereoffy (see DOCS)

CPU: Intel (Family: 8, Stepping: 7)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE SSE2

Reading config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: No such file or directory
Reading config file /root/.mplayer/config
Reading /root/.mplayer/codecs.conf: can't open '/root/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: 50 audio & 135 video codecs
font: can't open file: /root/.mplayer/font/font.desc
font: can't open file: /usr/local/share/mplayer/font/font.desc
Using Linux hardware RTC timing (1024Hz).
Can't open input config file /root/.mplayer/input.conf : No such file or directory
Can't open input config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/input.conf : No such file or directory
Falling back on default (hardcoded) input config
 
Old 02-19-2003, 05:56 PM   #6
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My mplayer does the same thing, it chops every few seconds. I am running a GEForce ti500 with and 8x DVD player which is only a couple of years old. I have also upgraded my nvidia drivers. I think it has something to do with the generic DVD device controller that RH8 installed and mplayer is now using. Well, hope that helps this topic some, I will keep an eye on this thread to see if there is a solution.
 
Old 02-19-2003, 07:52 PM   #7
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thanks that dose seem to be the case .....

I have thrown every thing execpt the book and it still dose the same hang up.
 
Old 02-19-2003, 09:40 PM   #8
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Did you try compiling mplayer with runtime cpu detection? Sometimes that helps with the speed. Also, look for optimizing for your system a bit more... It might be getting optimized for a 386 in which case it wouldn't be doing so good

Is it on a slow bus maybe? Do you have a controller card you could try to plug the drive into to see if it will play faster?

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Old 02-20-2003, 03:34 AM   #9
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I dont have anything but my corrent components system that I have now at it flys and all parts are new.


If I need to config my system for better playback what are a couple of things that I could do to help that.

anything DVD related I have done so far. I enven did a slower CD rom speed and no dice.

thanks to people like you C I already love red hat I like the feel of it and I can already navigate pretty well in and out of the system and even do some trouble shooting on my own but I am still green but that takes time
 
  


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