Thanks for reply: i was definitely feeling a bit lonely.
I actually saw some of your posts re video playback issues, cant see anyone here with my issue.
As to your particular problem, it may be due to CPU load, particularly loaded inside a virtual machine. On my eeepc900 video is very choppy and the sound all garbled when the CPU is throttled back and a background process starts running. My impression/assumption is that mplayer takes a lot of CPU when streaming video.
I have been using VMware VM s for some time for distro testing, learning, and config-ing as I wean meself away from MS, overall a fntastic utility, and I have no real issues with most distros.
( erm: fedora gentoo & debian aside that is, heh, & I doubt that is the VMWare)
I have plenty of CPU : quad core, plenty of RAM in host; 4G and always use >1G in VMs with 'two processor' option.
To reiterate re PCLOS:
All installed in 'same VMs in VMWare V6 on same host XP & HW: 'vanilla' installs, no special configging, updated with synaptic as indicated.
Fully updated install of pclosMinMe2008: all good
New installed updated MiniMe 2009.1 Problem with Mplayer in Ff and choppy Flash
Updated 2009.1 KDE All good
New installed updated 2009.2 KDE: no go.
New Installed 2009.4 LXDE in FF and Midori: No Go.
Fresh Install Gnome 2009.2 Gm player = All good, Updated all good.
I have checked all the player configs are set the same.
Some of my issues with distros are Me
some might be software/HW.
Check the attachment for current my available VMs.
LOL, I'm such a loser.
I have simple enduser needs: browsing, office docs, printing scanning and MM
I'm no expert, I've been using PCLOS live and dual boot and in VMs since 2007: always been imho really the best
implementation of a Linux desktop.
Some issues, but always fixed in the past.
Absolutely spot on for peripherals for me.
The common feature here seems to be the 2009.2+ KDE releases/remasters I think, but I am likely to be wrong.
Doesn't explain why the updated earlier versions are running w/o any issues.
I bet there is an easy fix, but
I like to stay utd, but this is a pita and would prevent me using the recent releases.
I hope some peeps with more knowledge than me night read this.
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