On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 11:00:02AM +0000, SphinxRa28 wrote:
> Hi Everybody,
> I'm a (ex) MOS user now because of the limations of SW and HW on it,
> and now using Linux / Debian for a year now, not quite satisfided :(
> It's way to slow (maybe because i'm used to MOS:)), like windows
> opening or exp. mail programs takes seconds to load, maybe it is
> my Voodoo Card..dunno...don't think so because as Mplayer in MOS
> plays divx,avi etc etc like fast as hell and with XINE or other movieplayer
> i won't even can play a file synschroom..waaaay to slowww :(
Yes, please get yourself a radeon, it is well probable that your voodoo is
working only in software framebuffer mode, and has no acceleration at all
enabled, which would be the reason for this perceived slowness. A G4 Pegasos 2
(which i expect you have) should have no problems viewing video files.
> Is YDL or Mandrake a big diffrents in speed, SW etc etc.. ???
No, it is mostly the same kernel and the same programs.
> And if i go to homepage of YDL i see it is a commercial product ?!?
It is indeed. I would if i were you go for debian, gentoo or ubuntu. Probably
the latest at this stage since it is the most userfriendly, Mandrake has no
real powerpc support anymore.
> Do we get on the Peg G4 Linux the full Linux speed with Internet etc etc ??
> Or must i after over 10 years "Amiga" fan and bought the Peg for a
> last solution buy a WinBlows machine ?!?!
> Because i really don't have to i know...If i wanna play full 3D games i go
> play on the my XBOX :)
> But just getting nuts of the limiations of SW and speed on it..
> Soo.. Just want to know which Linux is the fastest and have the most SW on it :)
Get yourself a radeon, and you will notice the difference.
after reading this it seemed to me that given the
people here and your contacts i wondered if the
"Secret Video Encoding Tool â€žATI Avivo Xcodeâ€œ revealed" might be ported to peg ?.
i tryed a beta copy on my windows xp with a radion 9550 and to my amazement SOME of it actually worked there too, not to a great extent with the h264 encoding but works rather well for divx/xvid.
its not suposed to work at all so that was a nice suprise.
Encoding movies five times faster
By Arnt Kugler / November 2005
Avivo XCode: Top-secret power tool for ATIâ€™s Radeon X1000 GPUs
CHIP Online had the opportunity to test a beta version of ATIâ€™s still secret â€žAvivo XCodeâ€œ encoding tool. It uses the power of the GPU to reduce video encoding time â€“into virtually any format â€“ drastically. Our results show: The new ATI solution easily does it 5 times faster than even the fastest CPUs available today! "
"Only new ATI graphics cards need apply
Thereâ€™s a hook however: Avivo XCode only runs on PCs with ATIs Radeon X1000 series VGA cards; i.e. X1300, X1600, X1800 in their respective Pro or XT versions, as well as their All-in-Wonder version.
Our tests indicate that even the cheapest model, a Radeon X1300 available for around 90 Euros in Europe, can achieve dramatic speed increases at crunching down videos."
i wondered IF peg users were to get one of these
radeon X GPU's could bb or someone here ask about
using the great potential for video encoding
from linux if you can get the code for us.
it seems a rather amiga thing to have a usable co-processor This user programable GPU seems to kick arse/butt :D
would these GPU's even work as is (without the encoding part ? as everyone seems to advocate
the older 95** series ?.