[MPlayer-users] Re: Problem with playing mpeg2 files smoothly

Jonathan Rogers jonner at teegra.net
Tue Aug 26 18:34:27 CEST 2003

Erik Slagter wrote:
> I have this thing with playing vob's from harddisk. As soon as you start
> seeking a/v gets completely lost. I have a screenful of still "blocks"
> for about 10 seconds, then video comes to live again but 5x speed, for
> about 5 seconds and then video slows down to 1/2 speed for also about 5
> seconds and than it has matched up again, finally. 
That's pretty serious, much worse than anything I've seen.

> This happens with almost every seek on vobs read from harddisk (!).
> Using -cache helps a bit.

How much cache are you using? The default value is 8192. That much or 
more may be necessary for relatively high rate video like from a DVD.

Jonathan Rogers

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