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Old 07-29-2004, 02:29 AM   #1
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DVD playback performance

After fighting with packages and ./configure for 3 days, i reinstalled Yellow Dog Linux (Red Hat for ppc) with the "everything" package. Half of it i'll never need, but now at least it works.
But now, when i use ogle to play DVDs, it doesn't run smooth and it doesn't run at full resolution...
So, what can i do to shut down stuff i don't need while playing back DVDs or what else could be the problem?
Old 07-29-2004, 12:30 PM   #2
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Not really sure about ppc, but in a x86, I would check if using deinterlace in ogle. Also, check dma (is there such a thing in ppc?), which is important for high demanding apps.

This xine version can play dvd's, but its for x86. Perhaps these guys can give you some advice.
Old 07-29-2004, 12:32 PM   #3
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try doing:

hdparm -d1 /dev/dvd

that will turn on UDMA so that playback is smooth and sound isn't choppy. good luck and have fun!


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