kees at outflux.net
Mon Oct 8 00:12:28 CEST 2001
On Sun, Oct 07, 2001 at 06:16:19PM +0200, Dariusz Pietrzak wrote:
> > Can (and will) MPlayer support SMP? I've noticed that it is a single
> kind of, there are going to be few threads, but that's not going to
> actually use SMP power - main decoding thread stays on one processor, so
> there will be no signifficant gain.
Hm... I get the feeling that my box is ALMOST fast enough, so anything
else getting shoved off onto another CPU could be enough.
> > process now, and doesn't spread itself around. :) What would be needed
> > to support SMP, or, what stops MPlayer from being able to use SMP?
> IIRC it was lack of hardware ( can you donate some SMP machines? ), time,
> and lack of interest - SMP machines are mainly servers or high-end
> worksations thus either don't need mplayer or are powerfull enough to cope
> with playing video with one CPU.
That's true of my OTHER smp machine, but there isn't any Mach64 DRI yet.
My current desktop is a PII 400 SMP, so it can play everything fine except
for full-sized DivX (720x480 will "drop frames" during lots of motion).
I'd be happy to help test (or code) any SMP changes.
> Hmm, it would be neat if say, post-processing could be done on second CPU,
> btw, when search is active check Playstation2 port discussion.
I'll keep an eye open. Thanks!
Kees Cook @outflux.net
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