mencoder/mplayer slower on freebsd 6.0-amd64

Danny Pansters danny at
Wed Jan 18 18:19:21 PST 2006

On Thursday 19 January 2006 00:28, Tsu-Fan Cheng wrote:
> Hi,
>    I don't know if this is related, but I noticed that, when I run "mkxvcd"
> under amd64, it takes longer time to finish a movie conversion. I didn't do
> a side-by-side comparison between amd64 and i386 system, but usually a job
> will take less than an hour to finish on i386 would take more than that
> (usually like 2 hours) on the amd64.
>    mkxvcd calls up mplayer/mencoder to do the conversion, while running the
> command, it prompted:
> [code]
> mplayer: could not connect to socket
> mplayer: Socket operation on non-socket
> [/code]
> is this the problem?

No, this is about it trying to find a remote control.


(don't know about amd64 vs i386, perhaps you must not use runtime CPU 
detection with non-i386?)

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