[PlanetCCRMA] DVD playback not fluent

Alex Timmer mijn_troep@yahoo.com
Thu Apr 10 02:06:02 2003

hello, some other person also suggested turning on dma. i already
tuned my drives (including the /dev/hdc) because i followed
Fernando's instructions for the planet   :)

i mentioned previously that even after turning dma on i only had
1.40MB/sec throughput for my DVDrom which i found a bit low. but
after changing the speed with the -E parameter (be careful!), things
never got better so i guess it is really at maximum performance.

bye, ALEX

 --- Steven Yi <kunstmusik@hotmail.com> wrote: > I've recently went
through an upgrade of mandrake and other things
> and all 
> of the dvd players I tried had become jumpy even though they worked
> before.  
> What ended up fixing it for me was making sure the dvd drive had
> DMA enabled 
> via hdparm.  After doing that, I returned to nice fluid video.
> good luck!
> steven
> > > when i play a movie with MPLAYER, i get dropped frames as well
> as
> > > what appears as 20x20 pixel checkerboard 'blocks' on the
> screen,
> > > filled with very coarse imaging. its clearly not keeping up
> with
> > > decoding or so. i tried playing around with the settings, but
> with no
> > > luck.

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