[linux-dvb] Your system is too SLOW to play this

h.h.braun at arcor.de h.h.braun at arcor.de
Sun Dec 10 08:44:52 CET 2006

> >> I am using Debian unstable with Linux 2.6.18  with  AMD Athlon 64 
> >> Prozessor 3000+ 1.8 GHz 504 MB
> >> WinTV-HVR-1110 TV-Card and Radeon 9250 with 3D Acceleration
> >> When I try viewing DVB with mplayer picture and sounf become quickly 
> >> flickering and I get
> >> the message Your system is too SLOW to play this!
> >> What is wrong ?
> >
> >
> > Has it always been like this, or was it once fast but now is slow?
> >
> > If it has always been slow then make sure you try different video
> > output drivers.  I've found that the gl driver is best for my
> > Nvidia card.  You can set this either using "-vo gl" on the mplayer
> > command line, or setting "vo=gl" in the global mplayer config
> > file (/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf).  There's another OpenGL driver
> > called "gl2", but I found this was not as fast as gl for my card.
> > To use the OpenGL mplayer drivers make sure you've correctly installed
> > your ATI X drivers.
> >
> > If it's suddenly slow, check that a package update has not overwritten
> > your ATI OpenGL drivers with generic ones.  This happened to me today,
> > and mplayer was very slow until I reinstalled my Nvidia drivers.
> >
> > If the gl driver doesn't work, try others like "xv", "sdl", and "xvidix".
> > Use "mplayer -vo help" to see a list of posibilities.
> sorry to say it, but mplayer is fundamentally flawed when playing 
> non-file streams.
> -demuxer lavf -lavfdopts probesize=128 somehow makes mplayer behave better,
> but in my experience it just delays the problem  in the future

t is not only a problem with mplayer but also with xine.
Somtimes the flickering is more and even the tv stops for a while and sound and video become asynchronous, sometimes it is less.
I got the advice to get more cache memory or reduce the image size?
How should I do this.
Another hint might be that WintTV-HVR-1100 chip use was changed this year internally named WnTV-HVR-1110
The software-changes in linuxtv were made in November/December this year.
Maybe it was not totally tested.
Should I reduce the system load of other application like mlnet? 


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