[MPlayer-users] mplayer frosen after 5 hours of playing

RC rcooley at spamcop.net
Mon Apr 18 18:00:02 CEST 2005

On Mon, 18 Apr 2005 09:53:44 +0200
"Maxipoint Rep Office" <maxipoint at st.htnet.hr> wrote:

> After 5-6 hours of playing PC was be frosen.. mplayer process is on
> 99% and video stay stop on TV screen, and I must restart PC

First off, are you running mplayer as root?  If you are, you shouldn't
be (unless you have a very good reason to require it).  If you're not,
then it's obviously not a problem with mplayer, as no non-root program
should be able to crash a system.

I've personally watched videos longer than 5-6 hours with mplayer
(though not with recent versions) and never had any signs of problems. 
It sounds to me like your hardware is overheating.  Are you
overclocking your processor?  A hot CPU is most likely the problem, but
it could be just about any hardware: power supply, videocard,
northbridge, RAM, hard drive, etc.

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