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Old 03-30-2004, 06:27 PM   #1
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mplayer dvd run as slowmotion

i'm a
I have a laptop with following configuration:
-Compaq Armada M300 with DVD
-Pentium II 333MHZ
-ATI Rage LT Pro
- CRUX 1.3 Linux

i'm guessing that because of an slow cpu it's chopping in xine and slowmotion in mplayer. but to make sure, i turn to this form. any help would be apprecitated!

When I play in mplayer I get following output:
MPlayer 1.0pre3-3.3.2 (C) 2000-2003 MPlayer Team

CPU: Intel Celeron A Mendocino/Pentium II Dixon 333.6 MHz (Family: 6, Stepping: 10)
Detected cache-line size is 32 bytes
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 0 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 0 SSE2: 0
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX

Reading config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.confReading config file /home/indy/.mplayer/config
Reading /home/indy/.mplayer/codecs.conf: Reading /usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: Using built-in default codecs.conf.
font: can't open file: /home/indy/.mplayer/font/font.desc
font: can't open file: /usr/local/share/mplayer/font/font.desc
Using usleep() timing

Playing dvd://1.
Reading disc structure, please wait...
There are 3 titles on this DVD.
There are 17 chapters in this DVD title.
There are 1 angles in this DVD title.
DVD successfully opened.
LMLM4 Stream Format not found
MPEG-PS file format detected.
VIDEO:  MPEG2  720x576  (aspect 3)  25.000 fps  9800.0 kbps (1225.0 kbyte/s)
Opening audio decoder: [liba52] AC3 decoding with liba52
AC3: 5.1 (3f+2r+lfe)  48000 Hz  384.0 kbit/s
AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, 16 bit (0x10), ratio: 48000->192000 (384.0 kbit)
Selected audio codec: [a52] afm:liba52 (AC3-liba52)
vo: X11 running at 800x600 with depth 16 and 16 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
Opening video decoder: [mpegpes] MPEG 1/2 Video passthrough
VDec: vo config request - 720 x 576 (preferred csp: Mpeg PES)
Could not find matching colorspace - retrying with -vf scale...
Opening video filter: [scale]
VDecoder init failed :(
Opening video decoder: [libmpeg2] MPEG 1/2 Video decoder libmpeg2-v0.3.1
Selected video codec: [mpeg12] vfm:libmpeg2 (MPEG 1 or 2 (libmpeg2))
Checking audio filter chain for 48000Hz/2ch/16bit -> 48000Hz/2ch/16bit...
AF_pre: af format: 2 bps, 2 ch, 48000 hz, little endian signed int 
AF_pre: 48000Hz 2ch Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian)
AO: [oss] 48000Hz 2ch Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian) (2 bps)
Building audio filter chain for 48000Hz/2ch/16bit -> 48000Hz/2ch/16bit...
Starting playback...
VDec: vo config request - 720 x 576 (preferred csp: Planar YV12)
VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is 1.78:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
VO: [x11] 720x576 => 1024x576 Planar YV12 
SwScaler: using unscaled Planar YV12 -> BGR 16-bit special converter
i read about this Xv xserver but i don't understand what to do. any suggestions or is my laptop just to slow?

thanks a million

Old 03-30-2004, 11:07 PM   #2
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Don'y know if this is too slow or not. But have you enabled DMA by
using hdparm - it makes a big difference on my system (AMD XP 1700+) - video goes from choppy to smooth:

/sbin/hdparm -d1 /dev/dvd
Old 03-31-2004, 02:57 AM   #3
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hi micheal!

thanks for your reply but it was allready on...
sorry for not mentioning

Old 03-31-2004, 03:51 AM   #4
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You need to use the cache command and also need to make sure you have video acceleration(I think) on your videocard, so basically have your video drivers installed. In the players output you should see a message saying your computer is too slow for this, I know my 2600+ has shown it before. I still don't use the cache command and it really isn't all that bad, but in your case I think it may be important.
Old 04-01-2004, 04:11 AM   #5
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hi Onemessedupjedi

i tried cache option with max value (65535) but still no change. i guess my processor is too slow. and i dubble checked my video driver and it was set as "vga" but i changed it to "ati" which was the only option i found on the net.

Old 04-01-2004, 05:04 AM   #6
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Try more aggressive hdparm options
Mine are
hdparm -A1 -a128 -c3 -d1 -m16 -X71 /dev/dvd

The -X71 refers to ata100?? so if you have ata66 use -X66 or -X33 if that fails.


Also try some different video output devices.
-vo help
Will give you a list.

Old 04-05-2004, 02:40 PM   #7
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i triedd your settings but nothing happens.
I actually tried all the video output and in all it says like:
Playing vo=yuv4mpeg
File not found: = 'vo=yuv4mpeg'
Failed to open vo=yuv4mpeg
Do i need to install anything?



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