[MPlayer-users] gmplayer not working

Andrej Ricnik-Bay andrej.groups at gmail.com
Sun May 22 22:44:42 CEST 2005

Hi Guys,

I have had a problem for quite a while now, using gmplayer
on slackware (9.0 to 10.1) (MPlayer 0.99 through 1.0pre7).
The most recent approach is using gcc-3.3.4, glibc-2.3.4
and --enable-gui as the only non-default passed to ./configure

When I start gmplayer nothing gets displayed, and th CPU
usage goes up to 99% (the machines in question are a dual
PIII 1GHz and a PIV 1.8GHz).

time strace -o mplayer.txt gmplayer
(when I press ctrl-c after a few seconds I get a dialog box
MPlayer interrupted by signal 2 in module: unknown
) ...
strace's output (4 seconds worth create a file of about 2.7MB)
consists mainly of the following four lines:
read(6, 0x40236000, 4096)               = -1 EISDIR (Is a directory)
(~ 17,000 lines)
and the three lines:
gettimeofday({1116311203, 326993}, NULL) = 0
ioctl(5, FIONREAD, [0])                 = 0
poll([{fd=5, events=POLLIN}, {fd=7, events=POLLIN}], 2, 0) = 0
which were repeated almost 10,000 times ...

Any ideas on how to fix that would be greatly appreciated!

On #mplayer I was told to just not use gmplayer. That is
good enough for me, but my wife wants a GUI ;}


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