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Old 05-05-2003, 07:44 AM   #1
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Linux and DivX


How does DivX perform under Linux? Can I expect any performance betterment in converting my Windows P3 to a Linux machine?
 
Old 05-05-2003, 07:45 AM   #2
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superbly. definitley. http://mplayerhq.hu if you're after high qualitry playback on a low end system, use mplayer, you don't even need a windowing system running to play it back if you want to free up more cpu space. runs in erm... "Dos" if you're not familiar with Linux at all yet. also bloody good at ripping DVD's too, and playing nearly any media format you can think of.

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Old 05-05-2003, 09:02 AM   #3
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Thanks, I can't wait to set up my system. BTW I am thinking about making it dual boot, could I place the movies on something like shared FAT volume?
 
Old 05-05-2003, 09:11 AM   #4
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yep, no problem. just don't use ntfs.
 
Old 05-06-2003, 12:38 AM   #5
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perfect! thanks
 
Old 05-06-2003, 08:59 AM   #6
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Don't forget to give Xine a try!
http://www.xinehq.de
 
Old 05-06-2003, 09:10 AM   #7
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*cough* xine sucks *cough*
 
Old 05-06-2003, 03:31 PM   #8
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You MUST be kidding acid_kewpie!
Xine is the best!

Are you drunk?

Why don't you like Xine?

Xine is fast, and supports alot of media types...
Oh, Did I mention that Xine rules?

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Old 05-06-2003, 03:47 PM   #9
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*cough* xine sucks big time *cough*
 
Old 05-06-2003, 04:12 PM   #10
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Xine is fast, and supports alot of media types...

mplayer is faster, and supports more media types, auto and video outputs and has a better sense of humour.
 
Old 05-06-2003, 04:34 PM   #11
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OK, I'll retry mplayer another time...
 
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I must admit that mplayer is better than xine...
But that doesn't mean Xine sucks, I just means than mplayer is better.
 
  


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