From: Hendrik Sattler <ubq7@st...> - 2005-03-20 23:22:37
how can I optimize DVD playback?
I am using Debian Sarge (xinelib-1.0, kaffeine-0.5).
I read the FAQ entry but it does not help much:
* DVD drive is in DMA mode:
$ /sbin/hdparm /dev/hdc
IO_support = 1 (32-bit)
unmaskirq = 1 (on)
using_dma = 1 (on)
keepsettings = 0 (off)
readonly = 0 (off)
readahead = 256 (on)
HDIO_GETGEO failed: Invalid argument
* "kaffeine --wizard" shows "OK" on every item.
I also have a system that should be very sufficient:
Athlon-TBird 1,33 GHZ
XFree86-4.3 with radeon driver, manually selected XV as output
ALSA (from linux-188.8.131.52) with onboard sound, MMAP enabled, manually selected
alsa as output driver
I even disabled device.xv_double_buffer and enabled
I am now trying to watch e.g. "StarTrek Nemesis" but CPU as shown by KCPUload
goes to 100%, something that should not happen. If that happens, DVD playback
shows some image/sound freezing and shortly after some very fast playback.
Not to mention that mplayer has absolutely no problems at all and uses _much_
less CPU time.
Having it just below 100% most of the time does not seem to be an acceptable
optimization (at least not if xine is supposed to use athlon-optimized
PS: I doubt it but can it be the X radeon driver? I could test with an old MGA
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