MP3 's on 486's?

'Lumberjack' A. Parker zaphod42 at
Tue May 9 18:22:45 PDT 2000

I have a p100 laptop and have no trouble playing mp3s. I use mpg123 and
it takes about 25% of the cpu according to top; I tried using xmms at one
point but it didn't work out too well(that might just be because I have
only 16 Megs RAM so not much was left after X started).

Andrew Parker

"'s no challange to destroy the weak."
- Abner Doon, _Breaking the Game_, Orson Scott Card
zaphod42 at

On Tue, 9 May 2000, Greg Daly wrote:

> from my experience with a windows machine a few years back, one of those

> AMD 486-133's (that was supposedly equiv. to a p-75) would only run it on

> low-quality in mono.

> However, with a p75, my friend could run winamp just fine with a few

> skips.... My advice would be at least a p100, but I haven't tried it on

> Linux. I've heard others saying p100 also.

> good luck!

> -greg


> |I am curious if anyone has tried playing MP3's on a 486 (running Linux).. How

> |bad is it?



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