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

Erik Slagter erik at oldconomy.com
Tue Aug 26 18:50:53 CEST 2003

> > 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.

Yes, weird, it's just like the audio frames are not in the neighbourhood
of the video frames.

I use mpeg2enc and tcmplex to create the vobs (tcmplex == mplex from
bbtools). My standalone dvd player has no trouble playing it...

> > 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.

I use -cache 8192. Drawback is that seeking is even slower!

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