[MPlayer-dev-eng] MplayerXP vs Mplayer. Hall of truth.
nickols_k at mail.ru
Sun Mar 17 17:10:10 CET 2002
On 17 Mar 2002 14:55:42 +0100 you wrote:
> Am Son, 2002-03-17 um 09.51 schrieb Nick Kurshev:
> > Even more - if Arpi will agree to apply my core and continue
> > development of mplayer in multithreaded way - I'm ready to froze
> > mlpayerxp and spend all my energy to make mplayer as player no.1
> > in the world.
> Please go on and elaborate why you think that multithreading will help.
Because I saw it in practice :)))
> Considering that it might be clever to have a few decoded video and
> audio frames in spare there shouldn't be much advantage to be had
> to parallelise the jobs. I suspect that using mmap and madvise
> instead of open and read on inputfiles would lead to bigger improvements
> than minimizing outtimes I still fail to see.
mmap will not help - it's not a bottleneck. And much more - probably you can't
mmap inet's socket.
> That having said it might be interesting to have threads to get mplayer
> demuxing several streams at once and mixing them together somehow, yet
> I fail to see what this might be useful for. :)
xp branch uses one demuxer!
> Using pthreads still involves some debugging and profiling problems
> which are hardly solveable and thus should lead to such a step being
> well thought before doing it.
-xp is only key and you are free not use that.
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Best regards! Nick
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