Re: video card
Richard Fillion <email@example.com> writes:
> It seems i've partially fixed my problems with slow video output. I
> built XF4.3 and installed it. Now it takes forever to get into X,
> but if it makes it better, i'm all for it. I can play mpegs rather
> well, only dropping a few frames here and there. I have 'mplayer'
> aliased to 'mplayer -framedrop -vo sdl -cache 65536 '. Yes, 64megs
> of cache, hey i have 512megs of RAM, may aswell put it to use. Divx
> at original size is decent, almost watchable, but fullscreen it
> starts dropping frames like crazy.
That indicates you're not using the Xv extension. Xv moves
YUV-conversion and scaling to the hardware, which saves a lot of CPU
time. Try xvinfo to see whether your card and driver support it, or
mplayer -vo xv.
- video card
- From: Richard Fillion <firstname.lastname@example.org>