[MPlayer-users] [BUG] Lock up when resuming after long pause on removable media

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Tue Aug 26 06:08:49 CEST 2003

On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 01:59:08AM +1000, Adam Nielsen wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Hi,
> This bug has been in mplayer for ages and it can be really annoying.  When I 
> play a file direct from CD (either unmounted with -dvd or mounted and playing 
> an actual file from the CD) if I pause mplayer for long enough, then my DVD 
> drive spins down and upon resuming playback mplayer plays out the rest of the 
> buffer (~1 sec) and then locks up at the point where the CD/DVD should spin 
> up again.  I have to use kill -9 to get out of it, and I get a message saying 
> it received the signal in 'seek'.  I can then run mplayer again which spins 
> up the drive and starts playing again fine (but if the drive spins down again 
> the same problem occurs.)
> Has anyone else noticed this problem?

No, the drive should spin up and continue. If it doesn't, your cdrom
drive is defective... A kernel patch could work around the problem,
but it has nothing to do with mplayer.


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