[ILUG] finally perfect DVD in linux.
gavin at fiachra.ucd.ie
Thu Jan 10 11:50:09 GMT 2002
Well, perhaps not perfect, but if it drops a frame it's every ten minutes
I still had a problem on my P2 400MHz with some number of frames being
dropped say a few in each 200. Watchable, but irritating.
Anyway Nick mentioned Ogle and I was having a look puurely out of
interest with no intent to try using it (AFAIK you need hardware acceleration
for a system of this speed).
Glancing at the FAQ:
31. Playback is choppy. What can I do?
Check with hdparm if you have enabled the DMA of DVD-drive.
I feel mildly stupid not to have thought of this. But anyway, this
was the final problem. Now Windows and linux play DVDs with equivalent
quality. Now all I need is my ATI All In Wonder Video output to be
supported in X and I can hook it up to the tv.
It does surprise me that none of the other docs I've seen mention
this as a potential problem. After all, how many people actually use
hdparm? I also managed to triple the throughput of my Hard Disk which is
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