[mythtv-users] unable to play MPEG recordings

Paul Andreassen paulx at andreassen.com.au
Tue Oct 26 12:50:09 UTC 2004

On Tue, 2004-10-26 at 01:25, Joseph A. Caputo wrote:
> On Sunday 24 October 2004 12:30, Alan Murrell wrote:
> > root at pvr:~ # mplayer /myth/video/X-Men\:\ Evolution\:\ Fun\ and\
> > Games\ \[09-18\].mpeg
> > MPlayer 0.92-3.3.2  (C) 2000-2003 MPlayer Team
> > CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Duron SF Spitfire (Family: 6, Stepping:
> > 1) Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
> > CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 0 SSE2: 0
> > Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 3DNow 3DNowEx SSE

> I think you're almost right -- you have a Duron, which *is* an x86 CPU 
> ("x86" refers to the processor architecture, not the actual model or 
> manufacturer).  The problem seems to be that mplayer was compiled for 
> SSE support, which only Durons with the Morgan core (1GHz - 1.5GHz) 
> have.  You most likely have a Duron Spitfire (600MHz - 950MHz).  You 
> could still use an AMD chip, but it would have to be at least a Duron 
> (Morgan) or Athlon XP (any chip that supports 3DNow! Professional, 
> which is the same as SSE).  Also, any Intel processor from the Celeron/
> P-III on up.

Could you please explain what mmx2 is?  I did a google and thought it
was the previous name for sse.  If it is, why does mplayer actual list
it?  My Pentium 4 doesn't support mmx2.

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