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Can you tell us a bit more about your system : graphics card, CPU, memory, other tasks running etc. Are you reading the movie from disk or over network. How is the movie encoded (mp4,h264,divx etc).
Personally i've had great results on my Nvidia card using the vdpau libraries (all from aliens packages). But then my laptop is 64bit with dual core 2.4 ghz and Nvidia graphics. I would expect good results. If you're using a very old machine with ancient graphics (agp) you can't expect miracles.
That processor is weak. The video card does not support vdpau.
Are you using the nvidia drivers ? If not, install them.
If you are using mplayer, make sure to use the 'xv' video drivers, or 'gl'.
Is CPU usage at 100 % when you run the video (even with above recommendations) ? If so, then it's not good, you probably can't run the video. Make sure to have the processor running at max frequency (turn of frequency scaling, or crank it up). If it isn't, then what filesystem are you using ? (I got stuttering on a very powerful machine using JFS + CFQ scheduler, the fix was to change to deadline, it's probably not in your case, but still).
Last edited by H_TeXMeX_H; 11-03-2010 at 02:51 PM.
I had similar problem on my asus eeepc 1215N.
As some of you may already know, there are no working drivers for its NVIDIA card(I havent checked it for some time. So if the driver is out there tell me ).
For playing HD video I use mplayer-mt (multiThreaded). But your cpu has 1 core. So it probably wont work for you. But if your CPU usage is not at 100% then you may give it a try.
If you run mplayer from command line it tells you which codecs it is using.
You could try the skiploopfilter option which gives mplayer less to do, so may help with juddering, maybe
mplayer -lavdopts skiploopfilter=nonref file.mp4
mplayer -lavdopts skiploopfilter=all file.mp4
I started a video from terminal and saw this message here:
Forced video codec: coreserve
Requested video codec family [coreserve] (vfm=dshowserver) not available.
Enable it at compilation.
Opening video decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg's libavcodec codec family
Selected video codec: [ffh264] vfm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg H.264)