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Re: [FC6] i386 or x86_64?



On Mon, 2006-10-16 at 14:08 +0200, ronald wrote: 
> On Mon, 2006-10-16 at 13:03 +0200, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> > On Mon, 2006-10-16 at 02:31 -0500, M.Lewis wrote:
> ...
> 
> > Performance:
> > At least on AMD Athlon64/Opteorn based machines x86_64 -is- fast. By how
> 
> yep.
> 
> > Software:
> > Everything 32bit runs in 64bit.
> > -However-, if you install a 64bit browser, you'll lose flash.
> > If you install a 64bit mplayer/xine, you'll lose the ability to use
> > 32bit Windows codecs.
> 
> just checked.
> this is *not* the case.
> wmv files 'playing well with xine on x86_64 with the codecs from the
> mplayer site. afaik 32bit codecs !
> 

You most likely using the xine/mplayer build it wmv support.
It'll most likely fail if you try running newer (WMP9/10) files.
Maybe when wine64 is released, Xine/Mplayer will be able to use its code
to run 64bit codecs taken from Vista's 64bit WMP (if and when Microsoft
finally releases a -64bit- version of WMP).

- Gilboa


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