[MPlayer-users] feature requests

Bret Hughes bhughes at elevating.com
Tue Mar 22 06:02:50 CET 2005

On Mon, 2005-03-21 at 22:37, D Richard Felker III wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 21, 2005 at 10:04:43PM -0600, Bret Hughes wrote:

> > There are lots of different applications once you get away from the I am
> > sitting at this computer and want to watch a dvd mindset.
> Without sound, this all is pretty easy. The problem is that mplayer
> uses sound as the timer, and syncs video to the soundcard's rate of
> playing the audio. Drift happens when there are minor differences (or
> major, with the crappy soundcards sold today...) in the clocks on the
> soundcards so they don't run at the exact samplerate, but 0.1-1.0% off
> or something...
> A good player would be able to sync to an external reference clock
> (this is actually needed for watching streaming media, btw) and
> dynamically resample the sound to correct for soundcard errors.
> Unfortunately mplayer can't do this.

I wonder, Is this an architectural issue or something that could be
integrated at some future date.


More information about the MPlayer-users mailing list