terrible mplayer performance

Neil Short neshort at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 14 22:13:40 UTC 2010

Ok. I'm stuck. Mplayer's performance is worse on this laptop than it is on my Toshiba running with a half-speed processor. I have attempted all the suggestions I can find re: getting the performance.
The video is slow - so it lags the audio by quite a bit. I keep getting "Your processor is too slow..." stuff.

What to do?

I built mplayer from ports (not package).

My computer is an HP Pavilion dv4

xorg.conf is set up to run the vesa driver. That's how X -configure set it up. I have no idea what graphics device is actually on this machine.

dmesg shows:
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FreeBSD 8.1-PRERELEASE #1: Mon Jun  7 10:53:01 MST 2010
    neshort at carmen:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/CARMEN amd64
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU       M 330  @ 2.13GHz (2127.92-MHz K8-class CPU)
  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x20652  Family = 6  Model = 25  Stepping = 2
  AMD Features=0x28000800<SYSCALL,RDTSCP,LM>
  AMD Features2=0x1<LAHF>
  TSC: P-state invariant
real memory  = 4294967296 (4096 MB)
avail memory = 3892748288 (3712 MB)
FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 4 CPUs
FreeBSD/SMP: 1 package(s) x 2 core(s) x 2 SMT threads
 cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID:  0
 cpu1 (AP): APIC ID:  1
 cpu2 (AP): APIC ID:  4
 cpu3 (AP): APIC ID:  5
vgapci0: <VGA-compatible display> port 0x6050-0x6057 mem 0xd0000000-0xd03fffff,0xc0000000-0xcfffffff irq 16 at device 2.0 on pci0
agp0: <Intel Ironlake (M) SVGA controller> on vgapci0
agp0: detected 32764k stolen memory
agp0: aperture size is 256M

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