MP3 player for Redhat win a 486 DX4/100 wanted

MP3 player for Redhat win a 486 DX4/100 wanted

Post by James Wats » Sun, 17 May 1998 04:00:00



Does anyone know of an mp3 player that will work in linux (redhat 5.0 for
me) running on a 486 DX4/100?  I've downloaded x11amp and a couple of
others but they all seem to need a pentium.

Thanks.

 
 
 

MP3 player for Redhat win a 486 DX4/100 wanted

Post by Jim Stok » Mon, 18 May 1998 04:00:00



Quote:>Does anyone know of an mp3 player that will work in linux (redhat 5.0 for
>me) running on a 486 DX4/100?  I've downloaded x11amp and a couple of
>others but they all seem to need a pentium.

Uh, it's not that there is something special about the code that
you downloaded.  Decoding MP3's in real time and playing them requires
REAL horsepower.  A 486 DX4/100 just isn't fast enough.

BTW, boycott MP3's.  They are not an open standard and are the worst
example of how software patents are WRONG.

--
 Jim Stokes


 
 
 

MP3 player for Redhat win a 486 DX4/100 wanted

Post by Tuomas M??tt?n » Mon, 18 May 1998 04:00:00



> Does anyone know of an mp3 player that will work in linux (redhat 5.0 for
> me) running on a 486 DX4/100?  I've downloaded x11amp and a couple of

Try <URL:http://www-stud.enst.fr/~bellard/mpg123-486.html>, a patch
for mpg123 on 486 PCs.


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MP3 player for Redhat win a 486 DX4/100 wanted

Post by hell » Mon, 18 May 1998 04:00:00


Since when are'nt MP3s an open standard?  
Are you referring to the fact that the encoding of MP3s isn't open
standard?
If so, you have a valid point.





> >Does anyone know of an mp3 player that will work in linux (redhat 5.0
for
> >me) running on a 486 DX4/100?  I've downloaded x11amp and a couple of
> >others but they all seem to need a pentium.

> Uh, it's not that there is something special about the code that
> you downloaded.  Decoding MP3's in real time and playing them requires
> REAL horsepower.  A 486 DX4/100 just isn't fast enough.

> BTW, boycott MP3's.  They are not an open standard and are the worst
> example of how software patents are WRONG.

> --
>  Jim Stokes


 
 
 

MP3 player for Redhat win a 486 DX4/100 wanted

Post by David Philip » Mon, 18 May 1998 04:00:00



Quote:> Does anyone know of an mp3 player that will work in linux (redhat 5.0 for
> me) running on a 486 DX4/100?  I've downloaded x11amp and a couple of
> others but they all seem to need a pentium.

Try mpg123 - there is a patch to optimize it for 486 prozessors.

Bye David

 
 
 

MP3 player for Redhat win a 486 DX4/100 wanted

Post by Jim Stok » Tue, 19 May 1998 04:00:00



>Since when are'nt MP3s an open standard?  
>Are you referring to the fact that the encoding of MP3s isn't open
>standard?
>If so, you have a valid point.

You're wrong.  You can NOT sell a decoder without paying royalty.
It doesn't matter if it's free software or not.  If you want to
put a decoder on a Linux distribution, you must pay a royalty on
every disc you sell.  Go read the MP3 FAQ.  It does *not* matter
if it's a clean room implementation or if you use their code that
is already out there.  This is a software *patent*, not a copyright
restriction.

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MP3 player for Redhat win a 486 DX4/100 wanted

Post by Christoph Drub » Tue, 19 May 1998 04:00:00



> Does anyone know of an mp3 player that will work in linux (redhat 5.0 for
> me) running on a 486 DX4/100?  I've downloaded x11amp and a couple of
> others but they all seem to need a pentium.

> Thanks.

Mmmmmh, on my AMD-486/133 x11amp works great with 50% CPU time (using
"top")
I think it should work on your machine ...

Best regards,
Christoph

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MP3 player for Redhat win a 486 DX4/100 wanted

Post by Andre Pfeuff » Tue, 19 May 1998 04:00:00



> >Does anyone know of an mp3 player that will work in linux (redhat 5.0 for
> >me) running on a 486 DX4/100?  I've downloaded x11amp and a couple of
> >others but they all seem to need a pentium.

> Uh, it's not that there is something special about the code that
> you downloaded.  Decoding MP3's in real time and playing them requires
> REAL horsepower.  A 486 DX4/100 just isn't fast enough.

> BTW, boycott MP3's.  They are not an open standard and are the worst
> example of how software patents are WRONG.

Tell me an alternative. MP3 works good.

CU,

Andre Pfeuffer

 
 
 

MP3 player for Redhat win a 486 DX4/100 wanted

Post by Victor Wagn » Thu, 21 May 1998 04:00:00


: Does anyone know of an mp3 player that will work in linux (redhat 5.0 for
: me) running on a 486 DX4/100?  I've downloaded x11amp and a couple of
: others but they all seem to need a pentium.

Try mpg123. It claims to need pentium too, but I was able to use
it on 486DX2-66 doing kernel compilation at the same time.

It has options, which allows to reduce sampling rate. If you downsample
it two times, it would work quite well on idle machine. If you use --mono
switch AND downsample two times, it would manage even if there is
kernel compilation or heavy TeX job running.
: Thanks.
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MP3 player for Redhat win a 486 DX4/100 wanted

Post by Steve La » Sat, 23 May 1998 04:00:00



>Uh, it's not that there is something special about the code that
>you downloaded.  Decoding MP3's in real time and playing them requires
>REAL horsepower.  A 486 DX4/100 just isn't fast enough.

    I beg to differ.  My DX4/100 did quite well playing MP3s.  Just didn't
do much ELSE.

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MP3 player for Redhat win a 486 DX4/100 wanted

Post by Alex Tayl » Tue, 26 May 1998 04:00:00




Quote:>>Uh, it's not that there is something special about the code that
>>you downloaded.  Decoding MP3's in real time and playing them requires
>>REAL horsepower.  A 486 DX4/100 just isn't fast enough.

>    I beg to differ.  My DX4/100 did quite well playing MP3s.  Just didn't
>do much ELSE.

Hey, my 486 DX2/50 plays MP3s.  But only under Linux (my other OSs must be
too CPU-intensive or something, even with mpg123).  Of course, that's on
4-to-1 downsample, mono-mixed, and I can't have *anything* else running.  
Well, I can have X running, but the song starts skipping if I move the mouse
around...

Anyway, whoever asked the question in the first place should be fine with a
DX4.  (Well, fine from my point of view.)

 
 
 

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