MPlayer & Gnome 2.4
mezz7 at cox.net
Sun Nov 9 20:52:32 PST 2003
On Thu, 6 Nov 2003 10:12:58 -0800, Drew Tomlinson
<drew at mykitchentable.net> wrote:
> I used to use Gnome 2.2 on a 4.8 box and run mplayer. This arrangement
> worked fine. However, since upgrading to Gnome 2.4, I've had problems
> with mplayer. Video runs smooth for about 2 - 3 minutes and then begins
> pausing briefly every 5 - 10 seconds. The pause lasts a fraction of a
> second and then catches up. The audio is fine. Sometimes the audio and
> video get out of sync but catches up over time. Options enabled are
> frame dropping, hard frame dropping, and autosynch. I'm using the xv
> (default?) video driver and the esd audio driver. The same stream on
> the same network from the same server does not have this problem in
> Windows Media Player on a Windows box. This behavior is consistent
> across various codecs and streams.
> In the beginning, I suspected the problem was introduced in an mplayer
> upgrade but now I think it might have come from the Gnome upgrade.
> Although the box is a 2.2 GHz Pentium 4 processor with 256K RAM, I
> suspect it can't keep up. I normally used gmplayer but tried a regular
> mplayer session started from a terminal window. What I noticed is that
> the counters pause when the video pauses. In fact, the whole machine
> I've tried running 'top' but I don't see any excessive cpu usage.
> mplayer only uses around 23% of the cpu and the rest of the system is
> only using 8% - 10% But maybe I don't see anything here because a usage
> spike is gone before the next top update?
> Anyway, any suggestions on things to check to confirm or deny my
> suspicions? Has anyone else experienced this?
I use MPlayer a lot and I don't have any problem with it beside Metacity
VS MPlayer. However, maybe you should try to recompile/reinstall MPlayer
to see if it will help.
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