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Old 07-21-03, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default hardware acceleration

I'm playing DVDs on my i686-linux box using Mplayer w/ mplayer using about 15% of my cpu cycles, while XFree86 is using about 40% of my cpu cycles to render the video.

Is there an nVIDIA card I could use to take some of the burden off of XFree86?

I've heard that mplayer can send the video directly to a graphics card's TV-out port, thus elminating the XFree86 rendering. But I want to play the DVDs onto my computer monitor while having other windows on the screen for other things I'm doing.
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