[Mplayer-users] frame dropping - again

Arpi arpi at thot.banki.hu
Mon May 14 11:42:13 CEST 2001


> which was the last CVS-snapshot of MPlayer version without the new sound 
> system, i.e. still with frame-skipping? I need to recompile for my girlfriends
> slow machine, and of course I don't have the source anymore.

ok, just re-implemented it.
now it's disabled by default, and has 3 levels:
cmdline option:
-noframedrop   = no frame dropping
-framedrop     = frame drooping (decode all frames, skip display only)
-hardframedrop = hard frame drop (skip decoding if needed - buggy with divx)
(also you can use 'd' key to cycle it runtime)

if your cpu is slow even for decoding (it eats all the cpu with -vo null
too) then try -hardframedrop -nodshow

dshow version is very buggy when hard frame dropping used, vfw is much
better here.

when to enable it?
if A-V keeps increasing (V<A).

i'm interested in positive and negative results.
"unfortunately" i can't test -framedrop here, because video display
eats 4% cpu even for -vo x11 32bpp 720x380 divx...

A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team

mailto:arpi at thot.banki.hu

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