I just upgraded my system from Gutsy to Hardy and for some reason MPlayer started to play things very slow. Its literally a slide-show now so I have to relog to Windows to watch anything. In Gutsy I used to use gl2 for playing. My first guess was that 3D direct rendering was off, so I went to check that but it seems to be on:
So I am a bit clueless now.
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600
OpenGL version string: 2.1.7412 Release
sneg@snegolinux:~$ glxinfo | grep "direct rendering"
direct rendering: Yes
Did anyone have a similar issue / can give me advice on what can done?
I am not very good at this, so if you need more info just tell me where to go and I will do what I can.
Now that I ve checked it seems that MPlayer isn't the only thing, which is running slow. Amarok is taking 70-80% of my cpu at all times and everything else slows down significantly when its running... I tried MPlayer when Amarok closed but... That obviously didn't help. Perhaps its the power management? I have no idea. Help me, good people...
Thank you all in advance,