[MPlayer-users] how many graphiccards can mplayer handle at the same time?

Ross claymen at walan.org
Thu Jul 3 19:03:03 CEST 2003

are you having audio as well ? i/o issues maybe reading from hdd, shouldnt be 
a real problem but could possibly be. you could probably consume all the pci 
bandwidth, not sure of the problems that would cause but it cant be good.

On Fri, 4 Jul 2003 12:40 am, justin case wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> hi,
> i need an urgent information here:
> how many graphiccards can mplayer handle at the same time?
> given is a board with up to 8 pci-slots and a decent processor like pentium
> 4 3ghz or similar and plenty ram.
> i would use matrox graphiccards with tv-out, since that is needed.
> question: how many independend videos (mpeg2 or mpeg4) would i be able to
> play at the same time. each video has to go to its own graphiccard/tv-out.
> as i always understood, mplayer should be able to handle as many
> videos/cards as i have pci-slots, but#
> a, i might be wrong here
> b, the pci bus might overload at some point.
> can anybody reading here give me some more info?
> many thx + regards,
> /jc
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