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hi guys, i want to play dvds and real media on an AND K6-200.
So i was planning to use puppy linux or dsl, installed to hd, but i guess the X server is still too hungry in resources, so i decided to try without it.
I know mplayer and xine can work without X, just from the prompt... For you, will i be able to play movies from that machine (92 MB ram) that way?
It's like this. RAM is what you need. For a command line way, I have done it with 32 MB of consumption. But I would recommend at least 64 MB. And cut down on the services running (they're the ones eating up the ram).
As for video playback on a 200MHz box, I honestly don't know. I know only that in Windows, I needed at least 350 MHz for video DiVx playing. However it might work in command line with more free RAM.
I believe you could make it work. But there is really only one way to find out. Install slackware or some other distro, install only command line, without X. I run Knoppix on a 166MHz box with 98 MB of RAM in X mode and it works, but I never even thought of trying to watch movies on it
In Windows 98 on the same box the videos do not run smoothly.
Give it a try and tell us what happened. It could work.
yes i know the deal bout the divx, but if i well remember mpeg2 isn't so hard to decode as divx is. My idea was to play mainly realmedia and dvds... Of course the pci videocard installed, a 4 MB Ati, cannot decode mpeg2 on its own, so the Cpu have to do it all.