From: Francisco Figueirido <gandalf@fi...> - 2001-03-26 21:27:26
First of all, this is great stuff! I installed the 0.4.01 on a couple
of systems and have been greatly (and happily!) surprised to see that
now I can finally watch DVDs on Linux! (I have tried vlc and oms, but
xine seems much further along the road, by far).
As for any program in development, there are still a few glitches, of
course. I noticed a couple of things:
1. Sometimes the video would freeze (but the sound track keeps
playing); this doesn't seem to happen at random, since if I go back
and rerun the sequence it freezes again on the same spot. I have
noticed this especially (but not exclusively) when going into a new
2. I recently bought Ben-Hur, which uses both sides of the DVD. Side 1
played with (almost) no problems. Side 2, however, plays the very
first chapter (Entreacte) and then skips over all the chapters
until the end of the movie.
This is my setup:
1. Home-grown PC with dual Pentium III @800MHz, 512Mb RAM, ATI Radeon
64Mb card, SoundBlaster Live! sound card (using the ALSA drivers).
2. VAIO F690 notebook (Pentium III @850MHz), 256Mb RAM, ATI Mobility
(M3?) video card, Yamaha (YMF-744B) sound card (using ALSA).
In both cases I am running the 2.4.2 kernel with the 2.2.2 glibc
libraries on top of a Mandrake 7.2 distribution. I should note that
the problems are reproducible in both systems.