[MPlayer-users] Re: mencoder crashes entire system daily

Tobias Diedrich ranma at gmx.at
Fri Sep 19 02:05:58 CEST 2003

Michael D. Spiceland wrote:
> I use mencoder to record tv shows from my v4l card.  Unfortunately, it
> crashes every 2/3 times during 30 minute shows. 

MPlayer is not the cause but the catalyst. Realtime encoding stresses
the system a lot and if it crashes the whole system it means that your
hardware is flaky. Maybe bad RAM chips or the CPU overheating...


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