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Re: dvd hdparm?

On Wed, 20 Apr 2005 16:34:18 +0200 (CEST)
Michael Schmitz <schmitz@opal.biophys.uni-duesseldorf.de> wrote:

MS> > >> xine eats up my whole cpu and I get many dropped frames. All
MS> > >what is > shown is synchronous.
MS> > >
MS> > > What's your CPU speed? Are you using Xv (video overlay) as
MS> > > output?
MS> >
MS> > 800Mhz, yes I use Xv.
MS> 800 MHz on a G3 might be too slow (definitely 400 MHz was too slow,
MS> it even killed xine). For a G4, it should work. I'll run a few tests
MS> again, though.

I've only just picked up on this thread, but my experience with a
*600MHz* G3 iBook is that it can't keep up with playing DVDs and xine
eventually gives up with a message that the CPU is too slow. It is
however possible to play a DVD on OSX -- so presumably Apple have access
to some features of the graphics chip that ATI won't tell about.


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