HAIKU R1 Alpha 4.1 on Asus Eee PC 701 4GB Surf

Hello to the community.

Last night I installed HAIKU R1 Alpha 4.1 on Asus Eee PC 701 4GB Surf using USB stick and everything went well. I have to do some more testing to see if all components are working, but generally seems OK.

Only thing that I noticed (because I had some movies on SD card in Eeee PC, that videos 720p have lags when I tried to play them.

In comparison, when I used XP, Lubuntu or Openelec media player (http://openelec.tv/ linux based) on this machine a month ago, 720p videos (the same ones) played without any lags (1080p videos had problems).

From this, I can conclude that Haiku has some issues with Intel GMA 500 graphic chip?

My question is: Is there any driver that I can use for Intel GMA 900, or is there any way that existing driver can be tweaked?

I tried to run included 3d demos, and seems that they run OK. Can this be issue with preinstalled video player on Haiku?
Which is best video player for Haiku?

Any help is appreciated.

Machine specs:

Manufacturer ASUS
Model name Eee PC 4G Surf
CPU type Intel Celeron-M
CPU speed 633 Mhz // BIOS overclocked to 900
Graphics Intel GMA 900
Display Size 7.0" 800 X 480
HDD: Flash 3.9 GB
Battery capacity 31 (Wh)

Physical Interfaces
Ethernet 10/100
USB2.0 (x3)
Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)
SD card slot
Wireless Interfaces 802.11b/g

Got to www.haikuware.com and download VLC. It is what I use to view my videos.

Haiku’s MediaPlayer has come a long way, but VLC generally uses less CPU on my machines.

PS. Check if you have overlay mode turned on in either program. Sometimes videos will not play in overlay mode, but when they do the CPU demands drop like a rock.

You seem to have the same problem as me on my acer aspire one. Even if i have a native driver, overlay is not supported in it making full screen video slow. You can see it when using VLC as it will say bitmap instead of overlay in the window tab.

As for VLC being faster than mediaplayer, it used to be like that but at least for VESA i have better result with mediaplayer now. I can’t comment on overlay mode because mediaplayer don’t give me overlay on my G200 or my Nvidia video card PCs.

Kinda bad that the very current “market” for haiku (netbook) are not really usable for playing video. The bitmap drawing is even worst if you connect the netbook to an external monitor as the bigger you stretch, the slower it get.

I was wondering about your ability to access the interenet? I use an eeePC701 and have had considerable difficulty getting WIFI or USB broadband…I have a wired connection but obviously the 701 cries out for ‘portable’ internet access!