• Linux on old laptop

    From anthk@VERT to Kaelon on Mon Aug 1 12:51:26 2022
    Re: Linux on old laptop
    By: Kaelon to Utopian Galt on Sun May 01 2022 02:07 pm

    Re: Linux on old laptop
    Not Linux, but I use OpenBSD under an old Atom N270 netbook
    with:

    - cwm
    - tmux
    - mpv+yt-dlp
    - sfeed
    - nsxiv cli tools
    - mednafen/nethack/slashem/nfrotz
    - catgirl
    - bitlbee and
    - lynx/links.

    For cursed JS sites I use luakit.
    Specs:

    \- -/ os OpenBSD 7.1
    \_/ \ host 0493200000001C00000300000
    | O O | uptime 9h 47m
    |_ < ) 3 ) pkgs 441
    / \ / memory 615M / 1015M
    /-_____-\


    Most resources are being used by Links -g rendering a huge page
    but fast as hell.
    With the previous OSes (XP or 7 starter), the netbook would be a
    doorstopper.

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  • From unixl0rd@VERT/BEERS20 to anthk on Wed Aug 3 20:22:00 2022
    Is mpv better than vlc when it comes to video playback? vlc struggles to play videos on my twelve-year-old laptop.

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  • From Boraxman@VERT/MINDS3 to unixl0rd on Fri Aug 5 08:27:04 2022
    Re: Re: Linux on old laptop
    By: unixl0rd to anthk on Wed Aug 03 2022 08:22 pm

    Is mpv better than vlc when it comes to video playback? vlc struggles to play videos on my twelve-year-old laptop.


    In my experience, there isn't much difference, but maybe. MPV seems to work the best on my laptop, and it is more than 12 years old (Its still 32 bit).

    But hi-resolution videos are going to struggle from the computational demands.

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  • From fusion@VERT/CFBBS to Boraxman on Thu Aug 4 21:03:00 2022
    On 05 Aug 2022, Boraxman said the following...

    But hi-resolution videos are going to struggle from the computational demands.

    primary question basically is if your laptop has hardware accelerated
    decoding .. for example h264 playing fine and h265 chopping and playing like hot garbage. since older laptops wouldn't support the newer codec.

    vlc has some settings to enable/disable/adjust the decoder. on occasion the software decoder works better (for very early divx stuff, but perhaps for other instances)

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to UNIXL0RD on Fri Aug 5 09:45:00 2022
    Is mpv better than vlc when it comes to video playback? vlc struggles to
    play videos on my twelve-year-old laptop.

    Last evening, I was watching HD videos using vlc on my atomic pi (running debian 11) without issue. I tried watching them on mpv and the video and
    sound "stuck" a lot.

    The atomic pi uses a more modern CPU than a 12 y/o laptop, but I think it is only single-core and it does not have much memory, so it might be a fair observation. Your mileage may vary, though.


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  • From anthk@VERT to Dumas Walker on Sat Aug 6 00:56:51 2022
    Re: Re: Linux on old laptop
    By: Dumas Walker to UNIXL0RD on Fri Aug 05 2022 09:45 am

    In my case, I have this ~/.config/mpv/config file for an Atom netbook

    ytdl-format=bestvideo[height<=?420][fps<=?30][vcodec!=?vp9]+bestaudio/best vo=xv
    audio-pitch-correction=no
    quiet=yes
    pause=no
    vd-lavc-skiploopfilter=all

    For youtube, I use these little tools:

    git://codemadness.org/frontends

    once compiled, I puta a yts func in ~/.profile such as:

    yts()="/src/frontends/youtube/cli "$@" | less ; }

    yts "whatever"

    then I select the link, I paste it to mpv in a terminal, and
    the video plays fast on this potato.



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to fusion on Fri Aug 5 07:31:00 2022
    fusion wrote to Boraxman <=-

    On 05 Aug 2022, Boraxman said the following...

    primary question basically is if your laptop has hardware accelerated decoding .. for example h264 playing fine and h265 chopping and playing like hot garbage. since older laptops wouldn't support the newer codec.

    My 2020 Roku TV has a bit of a problem with h.265. Not a show-stopper, but h.264 plays much more smoothly.



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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to poindexter FORTRAN on Sat Aug 6 11:05:36 2022
    Re: Re: Linux on old laptop
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to fusion on Fri Aug 05 2022 07:31 am

    fusion wrote to Boraxman <=-

    On 05 Aug 2022, Boraxman said the following...

    primary question basically is if your laptop has hardware accelerated decoding .. for example h264 playing fine and h265 chopping and playing like hot garbage. since older laptops wouldn't support the newer codec.

    My 2020 Roku TV has a bit of a problem with h.265. Not a show-stopper, but h.264 plays much more smoothly.



    that's pathetic. you should return it.
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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to unixl0rd on Tue Aug 9 17:29:41 2022
    Re: Re: Linux on old laptop
    By: unixl0rd to anthk on Wed Aug 03 2022 08:22 pm

    Is mpv better than vlc when it comes to video playback? vlc struggles to pla


    I would not know if it is "better", but I rarely find any issues playing video files with mpv or mplayer.

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  • From Amessyroom@VERT/DMINE to anthk on Mon Jun 12 19:50:01 2023
    Re: Linux on old laptop
    By: anthk to Kaelon on Mon Aug 01 2022 12:51 pm

    Re: Linux on old laptop
    By: Kaelon to Utopian Galt on Sun May 01 2022 02:07 pm

    Re: Linux on old laptop
    Not Linux, but I use OpenBSD under an old Atom N270 netbook
    with:

    - cwm
    - tmux
    - mpv+yt-dlp
    - sfeed
    - nsxiv cli tools
    - mednafen/nethack/slashem/nfrotz
    - catgirl
    - bitlbee and
    - lynx/links.

    For cursed JS sites I use luakit.
    Specs:

    \- -/ os OpenBSD 7.1
    \_/ \ host 0493200000001C00000300000
    | O O | uptime 9h 47m
    |_ < ) 3 ) pkgs 441
    / \ / memory 615M / 1015M
    /-_____-\


    Most resources are being used by Links -g rendering a huge page
    but fast as hell.
    With the previous OSes (XP or 7 starter), the netbook would be a doorstopper.

    -- Unix junkie --

    Pretty awesome setup. Never heard or seen OpenBSD on an Atom!
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