after .43 upgrade i noticed a consistent worsening of video performances on my VIA EPIA MD.
With releases up to .42 I was able to play dvd and divx with decent performances, with only occasional video stuttering.
Top showed anyway a high CPU load related to Xine_Plugin (around 75%) and in this situation it was not rare that the overall CPU load was hitting 100% (causing then some video stuttering).
In past release i was using some custom scritp to launch dvd an divx, i.e. bypassing Xine_Plugin and this allowed to have better performance and basically avoid any stuttering.
So my opinion was that Xine_Plugin had something strange, that in case of limited horse power (my MD has a Nehemiah 1Ghz, that is not a rocket but nevertheless more that enough to play videos) could cause those issues.
Now in my opinion the problem is a bit different. Even when I launch xine with my own scripts it turns out that xine cannot start any hardware acceleration except xshm, while up to .42 I was able to start it with -V xv option. In this situation xine jumps to 90% CPU load and all of my video playback are a nightmare.
Looking at xorg.conf it looks like X is using vesa driver, while on PlutoAdmin this MD is configured to have unichrome video card.
If my deduction is correct, I suppose that vesa driver cannot handle video hardware acceleration of unichrome chipset, and for this reason xine is consuming that much of CPU.
1. are actually my deductions correct?
2. if yes, how can I force my MD to use video driver that are set in PlutoAdmin ?
3 if not, can anyone give me some hint to get thru this issue? May this issue have something to do with recent recompiling of xorg that has been made for .43?