[MPlayer-users] system freeze

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Wed Feb 5 04:01:54 CET 2003

On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 01:22:58AM +0100, Florian Schneider wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Hi!
> I need help in finding a solution to avoid system freezes while
> playing movies with mplayer.
> The freeze is reproduceable, but though it doesn't occur with any
> video, I can't figure out the problem.
> It is always the same: I start playing the file an after two or three
> seconds, the whole system freezes. No network connection, no sysrq
> keys.
> Usually I run mplayer using -vo xv and -ao oss, but the freeze does
> also occur using -ao null and -vo x11 or sdl.

If the freeze happens with -ao null nad -vo x11, it's not mplayer's
fault. Perhaps your system is overclocked or poorly cooled?? I doubt
the nvidia drivers are *that* broken...


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