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rmdnet

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Sep 2009, 04:41    Post_subject:  mplayer for old laptops  

Hi,

I have a Puppy 4.3 on a Compaq M300 with a Pentium II 350Mhz. I'm trying to make kind of small video player with it. I have installed the version of mplayer that comes with Puppy but it gives me the error that this version of mplayer is not compiled for that processor.

Anybody knows of a version of mplayer that works also on old processors?

Thanks
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T_Hobbit


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Sep 2009, 05:08    Post_subject:  

Which version of 430 are you using? Try 430small or one with an older kernel.
Download it at http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/puppy-4.3/special-puppies/

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rmdnet

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Sep 2009, 12:40    Post_subject:  

Thanks for the tip. I tried but I still get the same error. It says that this error happens when mplayer is not compiled for that type of CPU.

Any more ideas? Smile
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Sep 2009, 12:59    Post_subject:  

This version of MPlayer
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=26511
has runtime CPU detection ...
plus many other advanced features.

T_Hobbit wrote:
Try 430small or one with an older kernel.

A newer kernel adds no performance handicap, and an older kernel achieves no performance benefit.
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