[MPlayer-DOCS] Softsleep underflow

Reynaldo H. Verdejo Pinochet reynaldo at opendot.cl
Thu Apr 20 04:58:25 CEST 2006

On Wed, Apr 19, 2006 at 06:17:22PM +0200, Guillaume Poirier wrote:
> Hi,
> Sebastian Krämer wrote:
> > Gilles Pelletier wrote:
> > 
> >> What is a Softsleep underflow? I have tried my usual translators and
> >> google: no satisfactory answer for translation.
> > 
> > 
> > I don't know what it is exactly, I translated it with "Unterlauf des
> > Softsleep", where "Unterlauf" translated into French is "cours
> > inférieur" (according to leo.org)..
> I'd probably need more context to be certain about what I'm gonna say,
> but here it is:
> "softsleep" has something to do with the software timer AFAIR.
> "underflow" can have different meaning, and in this particular case,
> I'm not sure. If you have a byte, and you substract "1" to it several
> times, you may reach the critical value "-127", with is the biggest
> negative number that can be represented with a byte. If you substract
> "1" again, you'll get 128. I think this is called underflow.
> You get the same behaviour if you add "1" to a byte, and reach 128: if
> you add "1" again, you'll get an overflow, and you'll get "-127".
> I hope I didn't confuse you, and that I've not said to many stupid things.
> As I don't know how to translate "softsleep underflow", I'd suggest
> leaving it as it is, but put some quotes around it maybe....
> Guillaume

As Guillaume and Reimar already said, this is from the
sleep_timer module in mplayer.c. The message as-is is barely
uderstandable, I think we can come out with a better one so Sebastian
could finish his translation, my candidate: "Warning! cant wait for
less than 0 seconds", let me know if it is ok (even tho I know is far from
perfect ;-).

Best regards

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