I have a number of
MPEG-1 files (that is, the contents of PAL VCD discs). How can I get these to play smoothly on the Pi? I have tried omxplayer, but it just says "have a nice day" rather than actually playing anything. I have also tried installing VLC, but that only manages about 1 fps.
Is there some other way of playing these I can use? Will the MPEG-2 license help, or is there a more efficient player available? I used to play these on a 266 MHz Pentium 2 without hardware acceleration, so I'm not sure why I'd need acceleration on a 700 MHz ARM, which is at least theoretically faster.