[vlc-devel] Re: firewire output & fb output

vaclav.koldus at avpark.cz vaclav.koldus at avpark.cz
Sun Jul 31 11:34:12 CEST 2005

> On 30 jul 2005, at 22:54, Vaclav Koldus wrote:
>>> Well, some frame buffer device drivers (such as the vesa one) are
>>> actually
>>> awfully slow... Which one are you using ? Do you get the same
>>> issue with
>>> other applications ?
>> Actualy I use the generic (vga?) fb driver and the strange thing is
>> that mplayer on the same fb has no similar problems. It rund
>> perfectly smooth. I tried to lower the resolution of fb (since the
>> vlc resizes the video on the full screen and it was 1024x768) and
>> it quietly helped (I'm not sure whether the framerate is full or
>> there are some dropped frames.) But this sucks. I want to have
>> 1024x768 console and monitor the video in not scaled pal! Great
>> thing in MPlayer. If the output would be similar (smooth and left
>> top aligned) I could watch the video and use the VLC console at the
>> same time, which would be perfect! Any ideas how to do it? At least
>> some easy tips how to turn off  that scaling in the code??
> Well MPlayer unlike VLC is not time critical. It easily drops frames
> or displays them at a late time. VLC usually at least TRIES to decode
> and display all the video and at the exact time it is supposed to
> show as well. So on such a slow output, mplayer is bound to perform
> better, simply because it doesn't care as much to what it outputs and
> when. VLC's architecture isn't suited to run on such slow media.
> DJ

Ok, thanks for answer.

Pls some1 has idea about that scaling?

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