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Hi, I'm using RedHat 6.0 on a AMD-K6 333MHz PC. I was looking for a good (Versatile) Movie Player for my desktop. I was able to install and run MPlayer ...
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    MPlayer is too slow in RH6.0 AMD K6 333MHz


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    I'm using RedHat 6.0 on a AMD-K6 333MHz PC. I was looking for a good (Versatile) Movie Player for my desktop. I was able to install and run MPlayer under linux. But It is too slow (frame dropping, double buffering both were used).





    Suggestions in this regard will be highly appreciated (especially about any package in binary/source that is capable of playing most common video formats).





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    X11R6-3.3.3.1, SDL 2+, GL, gcc 2.95.3 (upgraded for Mplayer)

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    How much RAM do you have? What DE are you running? Displaying video on a system that slow may be sluggish no matter what you do as it is only a 333MHz proc. It would help by not running other things, running a lite WM (flux, iceWM, etc.) and compiling mplayer with some optomizations.
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    Why MTV(Mpeg TV) works and MPlayer doesn't on older systems

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    RAM size is 32MB and VGA RAM size is 4MB (S3 Virge chipset). That serves well (29 fps) for MTV (Mpeg TV) and gtv (smpeg based) but why not Mplayer ?






    Asking too much ?

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    Yeah...I'd have to assume that the format of what you're playing with mplayer requires more decoding. Besides the fact that mplayer itself probably uses more RAM/CPU than the others.
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