[MPlayer-users] Large delay before video begins playing

Sebastian Krämer spambouncer at skraemer.de
Thu Apr 7 13:19:29 CEST 2005

On Thursday 07 April 2005 12:06, RC wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Apr 2005 11:18:37 +0200
> Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski <dominik at rangers.eu.org> wrote:
> >  maybe arts is
> > able to release the device after some idle period, I don't know.
> Yes, arts and esd both do that.  It's a configurable options, and a shame
> they don't default to a much quicker timeout (eg 1sec).  -ao alsa partially
> works because it will just sit there and wait, but -ao oss will just
> give-up if the sound device isn't immediately available.

Solution for me was to configure alsa's dmix plugin. It adds sound mixing to 
soundchips/-cards that don't support hardware mixing (most onboard chipsets).


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