DVD playback slow

baza baza at themauvezone.fsnet.co.uk
Mon Nov 15 21:06:29 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-11-15 at 21:53 +0100, Andreas Dittrich wrote:
> Hi there,
> I have a problem with playing DVDs. It works, but completely loads my 
> system. When I check top it shows about 60-70% X-Usage. So the video is 
> kinda choppy. This happens with every dvd-player out there: mplayer, 
> ogle, xine, totem-xine oder totem-gstreamer.
> As far as I know dma is turned on. My System is a p3-700 with a gf2. 
> Nvidia drivers get loaded correctly and 3d-games work as expected.
> can anybody help out?

Yeah, you just have to turn on DMA to your DVD drive hdparm -d1 /dev/hda
Change hda to cdrom or whatever your drive is.


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