DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-07
Petr Janda <elekktretterr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Xine looks horrible(and skins dont work) and xine menus behave very
> weirdly and slowly, I decided to try gxine, but it freezes on start up.
> watching dvds in mplayer is unwatchable (skips many many frimes). Ive
> never had similar problems in Linux where dvd playback was always smooth.
If video playback doesn't work, the first thing to check
is whether hardware acceleration for video playback works.
Use the "xvinfo" command and check the output. If it says
"no adaptors present", then hardware acceleration is not
available from your graphics driver, which means that the
main processor has to do all the work of scaling, color
conversion, resampling etc., which can lead to skipping
If you need further help, it would be useful to know what
graphics adapter you have, and possibly relevant excerpts
from dmesg and Xorg.log.
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