[Mplayer-users] SMP?

Arpi arpi at thot.banki.hu
Mon Oct 8 00:15:50 CEST 2001


> > > 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.  
But there is GATOS, it provides Xv for mach64. It speeds up mplayer a lot.

> 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.
No SMP support planned. It ha sno sense, as the bottleneck is bus bandwith,
and it can't be made wider with smp support...

SMP could be only usefull for postprocessing, but it's not planned.
(too hard to impelment and still limited by common memory bandwith)

A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team

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