Re: Choppy MP3 and DVD playbacks
>>>>> On 09 Nov 2004 16:23:47 +0100, Emeric Maschino <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
Emeric> Any hints or suggestions?
Apart from Peter's suggestion, you might also want to check:
o whether you're getting floating-point software-assist and/or
unaligned access faults. Those could disrupt processing quite a
bit, if you get them on a semi-regular basis.
o whether the the DVD player is an IDE drive; if so, make sure DMA is
enabled (of possible). IDE still disables interrupts for long
periods of time and in non-DMA mode, it's rather unusable.
As a reference point, I have no issue playing MP3 audio streams on a
zx2000 (though I just tune into Internet radio stations, i.e., the DVD
player isn't involved at all).