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Problems Playing Videos (audio track is choppy) (PB5,4)


I remember a thread a while ago about playing audio on this machine.
XMMS' ALSA plugin made things play too fat and crackly,  The solution
was to configure it with a period time of 500 instead of 50.

I have always had similar problems playing video, with all video
players.  The audio is choppy and video goes out of sync with it after a
pause/resume.  Also, it seems to take up a lot of CPU time to simply
play vidoes, which I am surprised about.

I can't check it with mplayer because it refuses to start:

matatk@oberon:~$ mplayer
mplayer: error while loading shared
libraries: /usr/lib/libavcodec-cvs.so: R_PPC_REL24 relocation at
0x0fe9d7fc for symbol `fprintf' out of range

I do have the requisite libraries installed.  Got my mplayer from:
deb http://honk.physik.uni-konstanz.de/~agx/linux-ppc/debian/ mplayer/
I tried running both xine and totem through aoss to see if ALSA was the
problem.  I got the same results, which isn't really conclusive as aoss
is advertised as not being a magic bullet.

Anyway, has anyone else got these problems?

Matthew T. Atkinson <matthew@agrip.org.uk>

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