[MPlayer-users] how does framedropping work?

bond b-o-n-d at gmx.net
Thu Aug 25 18:15:39 CEST 2005

Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 23:53:16 +0200
From: Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski <dominik at rangers.eu.org>
Subject: Re: [MPlayer-users] how does framedropping work?
To: mplayer-users at mplayerhq.hu
Message-ID: <20050823215316.GB26438 at rathann.pekin.net.pl>
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> On Tuesday, 23 August 2005 at 20:39, bond wrote:
> > i tried to find out whats the maximum complex avc/h.264 stream at a
> > resolution of 720x288 25fps i can play in realtime + he-aac audio on my
> > pentium3 866mhz pc
> >
> > therefore i wanted to disable the framedropping feature, which can be
> > for keeping a/v sync, in mplayer
> > the problem is i dont seem to be able to do so
> [...]
> > still i always get an increasing number of dropped frames
> >
> > now the question: what am i doing wrong? or is it simply not possible to
> > force mplayer to not drop a frame?
> AFAICT no frames are actually dropped in this case. It's a feature, albeit
> undocumented, that some developers use to estimate if they need to enable
> framedropping or not. A patch has been posted to -dev-eng that makes
> MPlayer behave just like you'd expect it to behave. We'll see if it's
> accepted.

so actually how can i be sure if frames are dropped or not?

i dont see a different behaviour in setting -hardframedrop (or was it
only -framedrop?) or disabling it/both, both show the drop frame number
increasing, but in only one case frames are really dropped (i assume)

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