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Author Topic: DVD on VL 350mHz machine  (Read 2275 times)

Ewald

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DVD on VL 350mHz machine
« on: August 18, 2007, 09:03:02 am »

is there a way to run DVD's decently on a 350mHz machine / 256MB RAM under VL operating system?
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Re: DVD on VL 350mHz machine
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2007, 10:38:23 am »

Well, it might be possible... You could try with xine, it has been reported to give the best performance on older boxes.
Try disabling as much unneeded services as possible in vasm :
VASM -> SUPER (give root password) -> SERVICE -> SRVSET -> (choose the runlevel you use. by default vl boots to runlevel 4).

If performance is not as good  as you'd like, you can use a little trick with the "realtime" kernel module. Please note I have not tried this myself, as I don't have a dvd player for my old laptop (it's a 333 MHz p2). I use the realtime module for audio production on a more modern computer though.

1) change the group of the xine executable to "video":
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chgrp video /usr/bin/xine
2) load the realtime module and give programs belonging to the "video" group (group 18) realtime priority:
modprobe realtime gid=18

3) if it's better, you can add that line to the end of /etc/rc.d/rc.local

Good luck!
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Re: DVD on VL 350mHz machine
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2007, 12:21:09 pm »

You might also try copying the VOB file to your hard drive and playing that.
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