Joined: Sep. 2005
||Posted: Feb. 09 2007,16:23
If you run mplayer from the commandline (the best way to run it) it will print out some tips if playback is too slow, including
turning on framedropping (as mentioned)
setting -cache 8192 (if you are playing from slow media eg dvd/cdrom)
and some others I can't recall.
Try playing it back smaller eg mplayer -xy 0.5 will half the resolution
Slow video playback can be caused by a buggy sound driver as well.
Getting graphics acceleration going is obviously the best thing, but with a processor 3x as fast as yours, dsl dma toram can get by without it (except for action movies or 3d games).