terrible mplayer performance
sterling at camdensoftware.com
Mon Jun 14 22:23:51 UTC 2010
On Jun 14 2010 15:13, Neil Short wrote:
> 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:
> Copyright (c) 1992-2010 The FreeBSD Project.
> Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
> The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
> FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
> 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)
> ACPI APIC Table: <HPQOEM SLIC-MPC>
> 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
> "What did you do?" the man holding the flashlight asked.
> "I put down a spider," he said, wondering why the man didn't see; in the beam of yellow light the spider bloated up larger than life. "So it could get away."
I have an i3 M 350 -- the intel drivers do not yet work for this chipset.
It's the Intel HM55, probably. To verify, give us the output of
pciconf -vl | grep vgapci0
The chip= portion of that has the PCI ID. Mine's 00468086. For now at
least, I'm stuck on vesa. But mplayer seems to run fine for me.
Sterling (Chip) Camden
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