[PD] GEM's minimum requirements

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Wed Nov 30 17:13:47 CET 2011

That should defintiely work, I've run it on slower machines.  It depends a lot on your graphics card too.  As for video playback, if you want to manipulate the video, then you should convert it to a JPEG (aka MJPEG) codec.  .mov is a pretty common container format for JPEG videos.


On Nov 30, 2011, at 11:08 AM, Nicola Pandini wrote:

> Hi list!
> I'm trying to use an old laptop with a Celeron 2,6Ghz to playback some videos with a basic GEM chain (pix_film, pix_gain, pix_texture), but the performances are very poor.
> It's only due to the crappy celeron :-) ? What are the minimum requirements to play a video with GEM?
> Is there any optimization possible, like using videos encoded with a lighter video codec, or something like this?
> I'm using Debian with open video drivers (ATI dropped the support for the laptop's video card).
> Thanks!
> -- 
> Nicola
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