Dapper installation notes/Stuff that needs fixing

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Wed Feb 15 06:40:56 GMT 2006

On Tue, 14 Feb 2006 22:02:20 -0800
Dane Mutters <dmutters at gmail.com> wrote:

> 	Personally, I haven't had much luck with Xine or Totem-Xine, especially in 
> the streaming department.

I've noticed that people's experiences vary widely in this. I don't know
why - perhaps different hardware reacts differently, but I don't know
enough to be sure of that.

The Ubuntu multiverse version of mplayer worked fairly well for me on
Hoary, but the Breezy version was useless. ( huge lag, synchronisation
problems etc ), whereas totem-xine works fine for me. I'm *told* that
compiling mplayer overcomes some issues, but really, if I was going
down that route I would have become a Gentoo fan ;-) 

The first thing I do is install totem-xine. I wish the gstreamer default
version worked well, but so far, even with every gstreamer plugin
imaginable, it frankly sucks, at least here.


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