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

Adam Nielsen a.nielsen at optushome.com.au
Tue Aug 26 09:17:39 CEST 2003

> I haven't had that exact problem, but mplayer will die sometimes when
> trying to read a movie from a marginal CD-R.

Yeah, I've had that problem too ;-)

> MPlayer was waiting on the "seek" libc or system call when you killed it.
> Maybe you were just impatient. :)

Well given that it only used to take ~2 seconds to resume (in Windows and I 
think Xine - long time since I've used either ;-)), I gave up after a few 
minutes - even if it did continue in the end, that's *way* too long to wait 
after you've unpaused a movie!

> Perhaps a more robust design  would have a timer in a separate thread or
> process or use non-blocking IO calls to avoid those long waits, but I don't
> think it's currently a bug.

Well it seems as though that's the problem - the IO calls are taking too
long - but why would that be happening?  And why only from within mplayer?


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