Re: dynamic-hz

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Wed Dec 15 2004 - 03:33:16 EST

>> Ugh, because mplayer stupidly does disk i/o and AV playback and GUI in
>> the same thread. Insert Xine plug.

There has been a real flame war on using threads in mplayer -- it ended in
a fork into mplayer-xp. Surprisingly, the problem is not mplayer. Using the
OSS kernel modules instead of ALSA, audio may drop, but it does not _skip_ it.

> This is not a problem as long as all of them can be done totally async. As
> soon as anything blocks, then there's an issue.

Is there a way i can prioritize mplayer to get disk i/o done first?

Jan Engelhardt
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