[MPlayer-users] problems playing back most dvd's

Alex D alex_agent007 at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 18 12:02:51 CEST 2003

Try -framdrop.

>From: Charles Blackburn <charlesb at summerfield-technology.co.uk>
>Reply-To: "MPlayer user's list." <mplayer-users at mplayerhq.hu>
>To: mplayer-users at mplayerhq.hu
>Subject: [MPlayer-users] problems playing back most dvd's
>Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 03:26:39 +0100
>[Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
>I have a 1 gig duron, 376 RAM (avg free 256 RAM/420 swap), and an ide dvd 
>The problem is, i am using oss for audio and gl2 for video (but the same 
>problem occurs with other output codecs), is that when about 1/2 way thru a 
>dvd it starts pausing/stopping the video as if it cant read the data fast 
>enuff from the drive.
>I get a warning saying sumthing like you pc is too slow to play this dvd 
>etc, but if I rip the dvd to a divx I can play it fine all the way thru 
>without any problems.
>My question is, how can I improve the speed at which it reads from the dvd? 
>because it seems to only happen when about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way thru a dvd 
>disc. the first half is fine no problems whatsoever.
>It's getting annoying bcus i have to constantly pause it and/or restart the 
>dvd playback and seek thru the film.
>If it's a case of a buggered drive, please tell me, but if there's anything 
>I can do to help it would be appreciated. I've tried a -cache of 65536 and 
>even tried going thru svga output and x11 and all sorts.
>any help would be appreciated.
>RTFM!!!  http://www.MPlayerHQ.hu/DOCS
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