MPlayer Playback Not Smooth
drew at mykitchentable.net
Mon Oct 27 09:57:32 PST 2003
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vulpes Velox" <kitbsdlists at HotPOP.com>
Sent: Friday, October 24, 2003 10:48 PM
> On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 22:18:17 -0700
> "Drew Tomlinson" <drew at mykitchentable.net> wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Vulpes Velox" <kitbsdlists at HotPOP.com>
> > Sent: Friday, October 24, 2003 5:23 PM
> > > On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 10:58:44 -0700
> > > "Drew Tomlinson" <drew at mykitchentable.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > > I'm using the mplayer-gtk-esound-0.92.0_2 port with
> > win32-codecs-2.0.90,1 on
> > > > a 4.8 FBSD box running Gnome 2.4 to watch a Windows Media stream.
> > > > problem is that about every 5 seconds, the video pauses for about
> > > > second. The audio does not pause. I do not experience the 'pause'
> > > > watching the stream on a Windows 2K box running Media Player 9.
> > > >
> > > > The stream is 205 kbps video and 32 kbps audio stream encoded on a
> > Windows
> > > > box using Windows Media Encoder 9 and version 9 codecs. I have also
> > the
> > > > encoder to use version 8 codec but get the same pauses on FBSD. I
> > not
> > > > recall having the pause on older versions of mplayer.
> > > >
> > > > Does anyone else experience this? Any ideas on how to resolve?
> > >
> > > I've had problems with some streams too.. mainly it has been with not
> > being able
> > > to get the stream fast enought from the net... not sure if that would
> > > problem here... us mmsclient and then have mplayer play the video...
> > plays
> > > it while it is local, it is probally something that is happening
> > > transport
> > Thanks for your reply, however I don't think it's a bandwidth issue.
> > actually watching the streams, side-by-side. Both are being served by a
> > local Windows Media Server that has already received the stream from the
> > net. mplayer has the brief pauses. Windows Media Player does not. And
> > mplayer box is a 2.2 Ghz desktop while the Windows Media box is a
> > III 600 MHz laptop so I don't see it as a hardware issue either.
> /me is still guessing buffer probs
> try uping the cache, which is off by defualt...
> the connection may be not be slow, but this def sounds like a buffering
I will look at the buffers again. I know I used to have them set and it
seems I did *NOT* have this problem until after an upgrade. Maybe the
upgrade overwrote my buffer settings. I'm actually using gmplayer and I've
found that 'preferences' are not always retained after they are set.
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