With the same pc i could watch HD videos smoothly...
but in linux i have some frame skipping... & the cpu gets hotter...
i tried ti install the original nVidia drivers.
I tried VLC.
do you have a suggestion?
i have a 2.2Ghz Core2Duo laptop
128Mb nVidia card
& in windows it ran HD stuff good...
[i have xubuntu now]
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In Linux, you probably are lacking the right video card driver / application combo so the CPU is doing all the work.
In Linux, GPU assist is handled by the player app. Otherwise the CPU picks up the full decode load.
VLC in Linux but not for HD.
strangely GNOME MPlayer was difference
i set it to use vdpau
i still got frames skipped
but i noticed that the cpu is real cool
& the gpu is getting warm by 5-7 degrees
i say strage because SMplayer is Mplayer
its just a frontend no?
i used "psensor" to check temperature
(btw, is there another app to test temperator? i need something that shows you the temp near the system watch)
I haven't investigated HD players for Linux. I mostly use Linux on older machines that can't play HD.
Try asking in a Linux HTPC forum like MythTV. Let us know what you find.