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Old 11-30-2006, 06:48 PM   #1
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Real Player slow on Linux?

I haven't been using Real Player on Windows, but since I moved to Mandriva I decided its time to install it. I have the last version, but when, for example, listening to radio, the player has (big) problems with repainting, I have such an impression that both the GUI and the player's engine work in the same thread. Even when turning the volume it takes some time to react to my mouse. All other audio and video software (like Amarok and MPlayer) work fine! Besides, the real player doesn't manage to play properly the video files with the ".rmvb" extension. The video frames just freeze sometimes, and then continue playing, it makes me think that the player doesn't have enough 'power' to play the video properly.
The question: Does anyone else experience such problems with repainting and slow video with Real Player??
I found helix but it turned that it supports less formats, for example, the above mentioned '.rmvb' file format.
Old 11-30-2006, 08:56 PM   #2
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Dunno about Mandriva, but on my FC6 it works just fine. Seems like a corrupted video file or something. I'm using RealPlayer
Old 12-02-2006, 01:05 PM   #3
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thanks.. I reinstalled the player (latest version) and still the same..
This might be a mandriva 86_64 bug, since the 86_64 chipset is still something new to the world, or maybe the realplayer aint ready for a 64 bit processor, however, it's rather a bug in the OS I guess.
Old 12-02-2006, 03:02 PM   #4
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No problem here in 32bit Ubuntu...

You might be on to something with the 64bit vs. 32bit.

Old 12-07-2006, 06:32 AM   #5
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I have the same problem on Debian Sarge and Etch. In this case it is specific to a certain machine, not an operating system. I never found a solution though.


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