[MPlayer-users] Re: annoying error-message

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Wed Jul 2 15:37:11 CEST 2003

On Wed, Jul 02, 2003 at 07:02:03AM -0500, Jonathan Rogers wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> D Richard Felker III wrote:
> >It doesn't drop frames (unless you use -framedrop, in which case you
> >shouldn't see the message unless your system is super-slow/broken).
> >The message appears when A-V desync remains above a certain threshold
> >for a certain amount of time. RTFS for the numbers; I forget what they
> >are. Prolly something like 0.5 sec.
> OK, so the message shouldn't be about dropping frames. Perhaps it should 
> say something like what you've just said. What about, "Video and Audio 
> have been out of sync by at least 0.5 seconds for the last 1.5 seconds"? 
> None of this is terribly important, but I do prefer precise error 
> messages which report symptoms, rather than attempting diagnosis.

There's already a nice message...the "A-V:" number in the statusline.
So I see no use for this big "computer too slow" spam except to
attempt diagnosis for newbies....


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