[MPlayer-users] Choppiness when starting not from an interactive terminal (e.g. lirc)

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Tue Sep 3 02:47:01 CEST 2002

On Mon, Sep 02, 2002 at 04:26:38PM -0400, Boris Shingarov wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Hi,
> I am seeing a dramatic difference when starting MPlayer from an
> interactive shell vs when starting it from lirc.  That is, when
> I start mplayer from an xterm, playback is excellent.  If I
> ssh into the box, and start mplayer in that shell, playback is
> also excellent.  Now I want to control mplayer with lirc.  I
> find mplayer's lirc support lacking flexibility, so I just start
> various shell scripts from irexec (i.e., prog=irexec).  Much
> to my surprise, mplayer gets really really slow when started
> that way!  Anyone has any clue why this could be?

Hmm, stdout is probably connected to a log file or something. Have
lirc run it with mplayer -quiet ... >/dev/null 2>&1


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