[MPlayer-dev-eng] MplayerXP vs Mplayer. Hall of truth.
hedonist at win.co.nz
Tue Mar 19 00:21:23 CET 2002
Daniel Egger wrote:
> Am Mon, 2002-03-18 um 01.22 schrieb daniel carter:
>>>Especially for your Celeron-266 the right idea would be to make sure
>>>that there's enough data predecoded before running into a series of
>>>frames where the CPU really needs power to decode them so the goal
>>>should be to equalize the load over a bigger period of time (like maybe
>>>50-100ms) to ensure that slower CPUs have enough time to compensate
>>>instead of dropping frames. This is exactly what you're trying with your
>>>threads approach and it seems to work for this particular case but it's
>>>not improving the situation in general.
>>What would improve the situation in general then?
> As I tried to point out the optimal solution would be to decode frames
> in advance to flatten the cpu utilisation.
A good idea indeed. Nick has thought of this and implemented it
already. In fact this thread where you make the suggestion is in reply
to discussion of the implementation.
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