[MPlayer-users] Large delay before video begins playing

Kevin Gilbert kev.gilbert at cdu.edu.au
Thu Apr 7 04:40:36 CEST 2005


I'm running MPlayer-1.0pre6a compiled from source via "./configure ; make ; 
make install". The following codecs all-20050216.tar.bz2 were installed 
in /usr/local/lib/codecs prior to the build.

The problem is: when I enter "mplayer test.wmv" there is a 30 - 60 second 
delay before the video begins to play.There is no appreciable cpu activity 
nor is there any network activity. The following is mplayer's output:

MPlayer 1.0pre6-3.4.2 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel  (Family: 8, Stepping: 1)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE SSE2


Playing test.wmv.
ASF file format detected.
VIDEO:  [WMV2]  320x240  24bpp  1000.000 fps    0.0 kbps ( 0.0 kbyte/s)
Clip info:
Opening audio decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg/libavcodec audio decoders
AUDIO: 22050 Hz, 1 ch, 16 bit (0x10), ratio: 2003->44100 (16.0 kbit)
Selected audio codec: [ffwmav2] afm:ffmpeg (DivX audio v2 (ffmpeg))
vo: X11 running at 1024x768 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
Opening video decoder: [dshow] DirectShow video codecs
Decoder supports the following YUV formats: YUY2 IYUV UYVY YV12 YVYU I420 YVU9
Decoder is capable of YUV output (flags 0x7f)
VDec: vo config request - 320 x 240 (preferred csp: Packed YUY2)
[PP] Using codec's postprocessing, max q = 4.
VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is undefined - no prescaling applied.
VO: [xv] 320x240 => 320x240 Planar YV12
Selected video codec: [wmv8] vfm:dshow (Windows Media Video 8)
Checking audio filter chain for 22050Hz/1ch/16bit -> 22050Hz/2ch/16bit...
AF_pre: af format: 2 bps, 1 ch, 22050 hz, little endian signed int
AF_pre: 22050Hz 1ch Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian)
[AO OSS] audio_setup: Can't open audio device /dev/dsp: Device or resource 
alsa-init: got device=0, subdevice=0
alsa-init: 1 soundcard found, using: default


Any and all help gratefully received.


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