100 MHz pentium: can that play avi-file movies?

K Anderson freebsduser at comcast.net
Sun Nov 30 21:15:38 PST 2003

Rob wrote:
> Hi,
> 100 MHz pentium with up-to-date FreeBSD-stable;
> would that allow me to play avi-file movies with mplayer
> or equivalent media player?
> Videocard is a Riva TNT2 with 16 Mb.
> Thanks,
> Rob.
To many unknowns.

I have a dual p200 with around 196 meg of ram and the usual services 
running and I would get coughs and sputters on and off. Also mplayer 
will let you know if your system is slow when you play it. If it does 
work unacceptably then maybe shutdown some services, use a window 
manager that uses low resources. You might be able to use the svga (or 
what ever that driver is called) driver so that you don't have to use X. 
Another tip might be to burn the AVI to CD or a file system that is not 
part of the primary HD so that you don't have bottle necks with swap 
files and other stuffs during the IO process.

Oh, and I have a Riva TNT with maybe 16 meg of RAM.

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