[K12OSN] Re: video on LTSP
carl at snarlnet.com
Sat Nov 22 23:23:35 UTC 2008
I always associated that "immediately shutting down" when playing video
thing with either a lack of video RAM on the client or using the wrong
video drivers. (Usually vesa when you could force a more appropriate
choice.) What kind of video cards do these clients have.
If it was a bandwidth thing it would be more likely to just play really
slow and/or jerky. And when mplayer or totem can't find the right codec
they usually complain about it.
Oh, I should say that I'm far from the most knowledgeable guy on here.
So YMMVIMHOBBQ and all that.
> Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 00:45:57 -0500 From: "Terrell Prud? Jr."
> <microman at cmosnetworks.com> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] video on LTSP To:
> "Support list for open source software in schools."
> <k12osn at redhat.com> Message-ID: <49279C95.6070902 at cmosnetworks.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" First, get off of
> Fedora Core 6; you're asking--begging--for a system compromise. It
> hasn't been supported for nearly a year now! I strongly recommend
> K12LTSP 5EL, based on CentOS 5, which looks virtually identical to
> FC6. After you do that... ...then check out your server port on your
> switch to see how much bandwidth is actually being used when you try
> to view these videos. Also, note that Totem and MPlayer are not the
> same thing; I've found that Totem can have "issues" in LTSP
> environments that MPlayer doesn't seem to have. No, I don't know why;
> it's just what I've seen. And MPlayer is at version 1.0; there is no
> v2.16.5. _______________________________ Do you GNU
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> <http://www.cmosnetworks.com>--the ultimate antivirus protection! Bob
> Mead wrote:
>> > Hello all:
>> > I am having problems with watching videos using K12LTSP on Fedora Core
>> > 6. I am at a school site and we have a teacher running a project with
>> > students creating stop motion video (digital pictures) using
>> > clay-mation. I have converted the images into video @ 400kbps and 5
>> > frame/sec. encoding (using either .flv and .mp4 formats) and cannot get
>> > them to play using Totem (Mplayer v2.16.5) or vlc. Once converted into
>> > a movie file, either of the two players will open the file and then
>> > immediately shutdown. I can play the files in either format in Mplayer
>> > on my Ubuntu desktop.
>> > My guess is that LTSP just can't support the bandwidth needed to stream
>> > the files. Any suggestions on how to make this work on LTSP?
>> > Thanks in advance,
>> > ~bob
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