> Xine seems to have trouble playing movies at the beginning, it's > choppy for the first several seconds, then resumes the movie normally > after it's in a little ways. Even stopping and restarting, it still > exhibits the same behavior at the beginning of a movie file. Also, > watching dvd's on this computer is slightly choppy, but very slight.
Do you have DMA enabled on your DVD drive (you can check using 'atacontrol mode <channel>')? > mplayer seems to do fine for dvd's and movies, but mplayer has no menu > support for dvd's. I haven't had this trouble with xine on linux > using much older versions to just slightly more recent than xine in > the freebsd ports and I would like to have it fixed. You can actually compile in dvd menu support into mplayer, but I'm not sure if it works as well as Xine. I haven't used either for playing DVDs in some time. > Also, artsd has troubles. The sound is slightly scratchy coming out > it and after it's been running a while, gaim sounds playing through > artsd don't quite finish and echos the last bit of the sound, > sounding all scratchy. Esd seems to work better, but everything I've > read and seen about those two always claims that artsd is much better > and higher quality than esd. I would use whichever works best. I don't use sound much at all so I can't really help with that.. but when I have used sound daemons in the past they have always caused me problems unless they were running with a fairly decent sized buffer cache. > Lastly, the system seems slow at times after I haven't been doing much > work in it, especially when I have many windows open in mozilla. I > think this is just because the system is having to swap in memory, but > I don't remember it being such a big problem in linux. I'm using > freebsd 4.9 on a PIII 600Mhz with 128 meg ram. Freebsd has a 256 meg > swap as the default of install made it. In linux, I only had a 128 meg > swap. Try running 'top' or some other sort of system monitor to see exactly what's happening. Seeya...Q _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"