[MPlayer-users] MPlayer Slower Than Windows Media Player !!

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Sun Mar 2 17:47:26 CET 2003

On Sun, Mar 02, 2003 at 02:08:26PM +0530, Sharninder wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Hi,
> I'm sure this has been asked a hundred times on the list. But I
> could'nt find much information on this anywhere so i decided to ask
> here.I have a S3 Trio 64V2/DX graphics card with 4 MB of Video RAM. It
> has a Cyrix PR233 processor with 96 MB RAM. Windows Media player
> runs and plays all kinds of video files on my system but mplayer
> hardly runs. I have tried all kinds of -vo options ... x11, sdl etc.
> I have run mplayer on FreeBSD with X 4.2 and on Debian Woody with X
> 4.1 .. it's still the same. Why can't mplayer play movies on this
> machine when windows media player plays the same eisily.Is there some kind of minimum requirement for playing mplayer.

Try using -framedrop. From what I understand, WMP silently drops
frames without telling the user to maintain A/V sync, so it looks like
it's faster. But actually you're missing lots of frames... A Cyrix 233
is definitely not fast enough to play medium- to high-resolution
movies without dropping frames.


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