I'm trying to get xine running on my 366PentiumII laptop, which I realize is really pushing it. Through Windows, it plays DVDs sort-of okay, so I thought I'd give it a try under linux.
What I find is that I get no video when sound is enabled (I use the oss drivers) but the sound comes through nice and clear (This is true with and without the '-s' switch
when I use the '-A null' option, I can get the video to play as follows:
using 'xine -s' the video looks fine, though I get 30-50% frames skipped.
without the '-s' Xv is detected okay, and the skipped frames goes down to 10-20%, but the display is rather screwed up. Specifically about 20% of the left and right of the video-window looks like it has 2 images being displayed on top of each other and the whole video is twice as big as it should be, and resizing the window doesn't scale the video (should it?). I assume this is a problem with Xv on my pitiful Trident 2.5MB video card, but thought I'd mention it.
Using latest CVS the number of skipped-frames is between 5 and 15% with the Xv drivers, but all problems above still exist.
I've tried playing unencrypted MPG1 and MPG2 streams as well, and get exactly the same results.
I'm running a 2.4.0-test12-pre3 kernel w/ XFree4.02.
Sound card is a ESS Maestro2E
Video is a Trident9525DVD(DVD? yeah right)
Anyone have any hints?
P.S. it looks really nice, I just wish it worked for me!
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On 27 Dec 2000, Geoffrey Hausheer wrote:
> What I find is that I get no video when sound is enabled (I use the
> oss drivers) but the sound comes through nice and clear (This is true
> with and without the '-s' switch
I suggest you give alsa drivers a try. Remember to give the
xine -A alsa
option so xine uses the native alsa api. If that doesn't help, I'm afraid
but you'll have to wait for the xine 0.4 series which will hopefully
implement sync on system clock instead of the audio device.
> without the '-s' Xv is detected okay, and the skipped frames goes down
> to 10-20%, but the display is rather screwed up.
looks like a Xv driver problem. Xv is fairly new so I think there's lots
of hope the situation will improve in the future. Are you using the latest
Xv 4.0.2 - there have been some nice bugfixes.