[MPlayer-users] Re: mplayer audio from TV line???

Jonathan Rogers jonner at teegra.net
Fri Aug 29 17:04:09 CEST 2003

Erik Slagter wrote:
> This sounds like a severe out of memory condition!? Maybe ecasound has a
> memory leak... 

That's very unlikely, as I got the exact same result using arecord and 
aplay. I should try it again and watch memory usage. Also, the problem 
happens at random time after starting; sometimes it takes thirty 
seconds, sometimes several minutes. I've been watching TV using tvtime 
when suddenly, horizontal noise lines appear. After a few seconds, the 
hard drive light turns on solid, though it doesn't seem to be swapping. 
If I don't switch to the terminal and kill ecasound or aplay 
immediately, the machine locks up completely. The mouse (USB) is 
unresponsive the whole time, though keyboard commands work fine.

I've wondered if the problem is just related to recording. I should also 
try recording to a file on disk instead of playing it back in real time. 
By the way, the recording device is a VIA 82c686 (snd-via82xx) on the 
motherboard and the playback device is a Creative Labs Ensoniq AudioPCI 

Jonathan Rogers

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