well, i guess it's time to ask.....

Gary Kline kline at thought.org
Thu Aug 19 22:10:48 UTC 2010

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 10:05:47PM +0200, Roland Smith wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 11:54:53AM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > 
> > 	i am not planning on watching a movie that is on a DVD-RW but 
> > 	via [say] kmplayer via video stream.  and rather than the std
> > 	'movie-length' of 120 minutes, an hour or less streamed by PBS.
> > 
> > 	with my 2.4ghz Dell loaded at its usual 0.25 - 0.4, and using
> > 	kmplayer or vlc, the video is jerky or hangs for several seconds.
> A 2.4 GHz machine with a decent grahics card should have no problem with
> displaying full screen video, if you are using the XVideo extension. For
> mplayer try '-vo xv' on the mplayer command line, or put 'vo=xv' in
> ~/.mplayer/config. For VLC choose tools->preferences, and in the dialog window
> check "Accelerated video output" in the "Video" tab.
> It sounds more like a network issue. (you can confirm that if you can play
> files from a local disk without hiccups) Maybe increasing the buffering might
> help. 

	i actually do have some discs that i BOUGHT.  they are by the late 
	scholar, Joseph Campbell who taught literature at Sarah Lawrence or
	wehatever and became a "mythologist".  I think I have every one of
	his books, most of his lectures, and the four dvd's of his 13-hour
	broadcast.  they play flawlessly, so it it may be hanging on the
	network side.  how can i increase the buffering? say using kmplayer
	or vlc?   i've poked around here and there but do not see anyplace
	to tune the buffering.  
	meanwhile, i will try the 'accelerated video output' with vlc.



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