[ILUG] Playing DVDs with MPlayer
nny at purehatred.org
Fri Nov 30 18:04:05 GMT 2001
On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 04:53:43PM +0000, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> just thought I'd let those of you who were on this thread that I
> recently did manage to get DVD working *well* on a P2 400MHz and more
> importantly what I had to do.
That's reassuring; I have several friends who are interested in playing
DVDs with similar hardware, and they're not ready to shell out for a card
> As he and several others did point out, hardware assistance is best
> used by Xine. I went to the xine website and downloaded the latest source.
Just a note on Xv etc.:If using MPlayer, the option '-vo sdl' will use SDL
YUV-whatever surfaces, which uses hardware accelleration.
> the binary from debian is some way behind, don't know about the others.
The one in Debian (Sid) has strange problems; it keeps segfaulting on DVDs
that play fine in MPlayer. Still, there is *one* DVD I am unable to play
the main movie from, and that's A Bug's Life. I think "Disney DVD" actually
means different format DVD :/
Anyone had luck with anything from Disney?
> So if you're having similar problems, it's very doable on such a
> machine, get the latest source for xine and compile it, mplayer is not as
> good it would appear. I'm using the "nvidia" drivers made by NVidia which
> are a distance ahead of the XFree "nv" driver.
If Xine agrees with your box, it bloody well should agree with mine, where
the CPU is the only difference ;)
O- Nny, encouraged to have another go at Xine
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