Are you sure the slow playback is due to slow access to your DVD drive? I mean - it's hard to get a drive less then 16x speed now, and 1x should be enough for DVD playback. You may try to copy a file from your disk and see how fast it goes. If it's ok, then you may be experiencing problems with video output speed. Try to check if other files (e.g. from hdd) also play slow or not. If they're also slow, you may try to experiment with different video output plug-ins. I would very much recommend mplayer for that purpose, since it allows to choose a wide variety of output plugins (see mplayer -vo help to get list of options)...
Good luck Eduard
--- David Herman firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
David Herman wrote: xine refuses to see my dvd if it is set as /dev/hdb, but will play it Sloooooowly if I use /dev sr0. Unfortunately this does not allow me to turn DMA on for the dvd player.
You can put it to /dev/hdb and use mplayer -dvd 1 to play it. Probably you'd also need a link from /dev/hdb->/dev/dvd to make thing work...
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