[MPlayer-users] sync problems, seek hangs...

Gil Disatnik gil at disatnik.com
Tue May 6 12:15:14 CEST 2003

Hey there,
I am experiencing some bizarre problems -
Sometimes when I seek inside a movie (mostly divx movies) mplayer hangs for 
no reason, top shows that the CPUs are idle, after a few seconds (10 or so) 
- mplayer continues to play... this is very annoying though.

Second problem is a serious sync problem I am having every now and then, no 
matter what I do (framedrop, hardframedrop, prebuf, noprebuf, sync, etc...) 
I continue to have this problem every now and then...

Any advise?

Oh - yeah, system -

HP netserver E60
Dual PenIII 650Mhz (Switched to the original single HP 500Mhz CPU to see if 
it helps... still happens - sync problem is even more serious).
512MB ECC sdram
SCSI hardware
Sigma designs Hollywood plus used for TV/spdif out.

Running slackware-current.

Memtest finished with no problem, CPU is working hard on many compilations 
(not when I play movies...) and haven't noticed any problem... I enabled 
MCE to search for errors, couldn't find any...

Any advise?


Gil Disatnik
UNIX system/security administrator.

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