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

On Wed, 2005-03-02 at 20:58 +0000, Matthew T. Atkinson wrote:
> 'ello,
> 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.

Works very well for me with xine using alsa output and Xv.

> 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
> matatk@oberon:~$
> 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>
Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>

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