is there a good alternative to totem?
maihem at maihem.org
Sun Mar 12 17:15:54 UTC 2006
Michael R. Head wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-03-12 at 11:54 +0000, Tristan Wibberley wrote:
>> Michael R. Head wrote:
>>> I play DVDs (and many divx-encoded videos) on my fiance's P3-900 laptop
>>> without major issues using totem-xine.
>> I used to play DVDs on a PII-400 with mplayer using the tdfx x-server on
>> a 3dfx voodoo 3000 (and it pleased me that none of the usual Windows
>> players could cope on that CPU). I don't think gstreamer can manage
>> that, though. Unless it got better in 0.10 from the perspective of
>> framing overheads.
> gstreamer's definitely better with 0.10. So much so that I've switched
> over to totem-gstreamer on my dapper boxes and haven't looked back. I've
> let to upgrade my fiance's laptop to dapper, though. She may stay with
I've just checked, totem with gstreamer 0.10 is just marginally more CPU
intensive than mplayer playing the same DVD. I get mplayer using approx
1% less CPU while also decoding audio - gstreamer isn't decoding ac3 in
Dapper ATM. I must remember to report a bug.
They both use *far* too much CPU with the open source nv video driver
under xorg. Both are displaying with XV.
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