[MPlayer-users] Re: "Core dumped :)" issue(?)

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Tue Sep 21 02:02:42 CEST 2004

On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 05:59:44PM -0500, Stephen Stocker wrote:
>   Hi,
>   I'm not subscribed to the mplayer-dev list, but I've been reading
>   comments about the message MPlayer gives after successfully dumping a
>   stream (Core dumped:)).
>   First, I'm far from a guru of any aspect of Linux, I'm just a
>   tinkerer, somebody who can occasionally hack together a semi-decent
>   shell script. I've been using MPlayer since sometime in 2001.
>   Frankly, I never thought much about seeing a message that said "Core
>   dumped :)" after successfully saving a stream, other than being glad
>   that it worked. Never *once* did it bother me, and I'm baffled as to
>   how anyone could be bothered by it!
>   If you know enough to know what a core dump is, you also know that
>   what MPlayer's doing is *not* it. A program which runs perfectly, then
>   stops perfectly with a message saying "Core dumped :)" being confused
>   with an actual problem??? Come on!
>   If there's anybody around who ever thought that message signified a
>   problem, they probably also need to be told that MPlayer works better
>   when power is applied to the computer and monitor!
>   This is just my opinion, but I find the message rather amusing, and
>   about the most harmless thing imaginable.
>   Steve

thanks :)))))))


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