[MPlayer-users] tv and v4l

James Lancaster james at kirk.math.twsu.edu
Tue Nov 26 22:01:17 CET 2002

On Tuesday 26 November 2002 03:30, you wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> I just got my matrox rainbow runner setup and working again,  and now
> mplayer is super-slow for watching tv.
> I seem to remember doing all this about 6 months ago, and mplayer was just
> fine for watching tv.  Now, its as if its using software to blit the video
> data to the screen and cant do it fast enough (its displaying at about 15
> frames per second, and you can "see" blocks of the video being updated).  I
> seem to remember it being just fine in the past.  Am I perhaps not
> enableing some feature which allows it to perform a hardare accelerated
> overlay or something?
> here's the command:
>  mplayer -tv
> on:driver=v4l:input=0:width=320:height=240:norm=NTSC:outfmt=yv12

try not specifying yv12 (in the new ones the outfmt doesn't need to be 
specified (and seems on my machine (dual P3-800, 256MB, Vodoo3 2000 PCI, sb 
512, ati tv-wonder ve) to slow it down)

> my machine is a celeron 550, 384MB ram, matrox G200 + rainbowrunner.
> thanks,
> jason pepas
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