poor dvd playback on Pentium M 750
edward at tripled.iinet.net.au
Mon Aug 22 02:30:12 UTC 2005
Jack Howarth wrote:
> Is there a particular reason why DVD playback is so choppy on
> Pentium M laptops (a 1.86 GHz model 750 chip in this case)? I tried
> xine, vlc and mplayer on Fedora Core 4 installed on a Dell Latitude
> D810 and in all cases the playback stutters. This machine has the
> ATI X600 graphics with the newest v8.16.20 driver livna packaged
> driver installed. I am quite surprised by this since even a 450 Mhz
> G4 with ppclinux could handle DVD playback smoothly leveraging
> the Altivec support. I assumed that the mmx support on the Pentium M
> would have provided as least as much performance but that doesn't
> appear to be the case.
Check your hard disk/dvd rom parameters settings.
DVD playback can be notoriously slow when DMA is not enabled.
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