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RE: DVD Playing on iBook 2.2

Thank you for your suggestions.  
I haven't ventured into ALSA territory on my iBook yet.  I keep reading on
the list that a lot of people still have problems getting it to work
properly. so I stayed off it (and I might do that for a little while yet). 
I was thinking that 2.6 might be better w/ preempt, but from this mornings
2.6 howto, it looks like that's still not running yet either.  
I can wait.  I was just wondering if I had convered all the available
options so far or not.  
I am running whatever X server is currently in unstable (at least I tnink I
am :) ).


>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: Vincent Bernat [mailto:bernat@free.fr]
>>>Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 1:50 PM
>>>To: debian-powerpc@lists.debian.org
>>>Subject: Re: DVD Playing on iBook 2.2
>>>OoO En cette matinée ensoleillée du lundi 15 décembre 2003, vers
>>>09:00, "Pisupati, Ajay" <ajay.pisupati@pw.utc.com> disait:
>>>> 	There might have been a similar question asked before 
>>>on this list,
>>>> but I am not sure.  so, here's my situation:
>>>> I have an ibook 2.2 800MHz with 256MB ram.   I am running 
>>>a 2.4.20-benh
>>>> kernel.  No ALSA yet.  Using Xine (also tried ogle) to 
>>>play the DVDs.  The
>>>> DVDs are playing, but they are quite choppy.  Not so much 
>>>that it is
>>>> unwatchable, but enough so that it is irritating.   I have 
>>>DMA enabled on
>>>> the drive.   I am looking for any suggestions that will 
>>>help me get a smooth
>>>> playback.  
>>>First, use ALSA (and its OSS emulation). Here, with a 700 MHz iBook,
>>>DVD playback is almost fine : sound is OK and the image seems to jump
>>>every minute but it is hardly noticeable. I think that you should get
>>>a smooth playback with the additional 100 MHz.
>>>And make sure you really enable the DMA : echo using_dma:1 >
>>>/proc/ide/hdb/settings, sometimes it is disabled without any
>>>reason. Keep Xine, it is the best for DVD. For DivX, use mplayer.
>>>Remove your .xine, default settings are fine.
>>>What X server do you use ?
>>>printk("What? oldfid != cii->c_fid. Call 911.\n");
>>>        2.4.3 linux/fs/coda/cnode.c

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