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> Another Mplayer Question, Xvid Movies in Debian
post Oct 23 2009, 01:04 AM
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In the past i was happy seeing the old cacko distro beeing able to play little movies with sound in fullscreen very fast. So, the only thing i had to do was to convert each movie to a

320x240 Pixel Xvid 150 KBit/s and a 20 fps.

In debian, is there a possibility to use theses movies and play them as fast as in cacko? I tried mplayer with some additional options like framedrop, but with no luck.
Any success-strory about playing those movies in debian?
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post Nov 9 2009, 09:50 AM
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No luck here. Sorry. A more interesting question is: "What is keeping this from working properly?" I suspect it's either the X-Window-System build or the display drivers, but I have no tangible evidence of this.

More generally, since Debian is not nearly as optimized as cacko, this is probably a good reason why it doesn't work as quickly.

ffplay seems to work slightly better than mplayer for me with the SDL driver, but not worth trying really.

Some people claim to have success using the "-vo fbdev" switches in mplayer from outside the X-Window-System. This *does* work better, almost acceptable especially with 320x240 vids, but I still think this is pretty low quality, and killing X to watch a video is not pleasant for me.
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