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> Video And Games, Slow multimedia response
post Dec 6 2004, 02:51 PM
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I have a problem. Anything I play, like games or video (using the media player included run really slow, mpegs break up and the framerate is about half). I mean even pacman runs slow and looks better on an old 286 processor.
Anyone else have this problem?
So far I have tested this on two differnt 6000l machines.
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post Dec 6 2004, 10:08 PM
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The Media Player that comes with the SL-6000L is too limited to be used as a benchmark. Incapability to play anything else but MPEG1 and 2 aside, it works through QTopia, and that makes it ineherently slow.

If you really want to see what the Z is capable of , try to install Kino2, or better yet, try mplayer from console.

Kino2 is a GUI for mplayer, if you install Kino2 it will automatically install mplayer and you can either launch Kino2 from QTopia or run mplayer from Terminal.

I get the best results with Divx encoded videos, 200 or 250kbps at 24fps or less, although I'm still experimenting to find the best compromise between file size, video quality and frame rate.

Read these threads for more info about playing videos on the SL-6000L:



If you follow the instructions you can get the SL-6000L to play 320x240 videos full screen in portrait orientation.

Can't comment on the games, the few I have installed are not video-intensive (chess, backgammon, tetris...)
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