[MPlayer-users] Total Freeze of Mplayer with one movie
udippel at uniten.edu.my
Mon Oct 2 10:08:12 CEST 2006
Martin Collins wrote:
> They can make it look like it's frozen though. You still have to
> reboot, unless you have another machine to ssh in with.
It is not frozen as in kernel panic. You could see this in my original
post, where it kept writing the sequence into a file.
But when the mouse disappears completely and everything else stops as
well to react, I call that a 'freeze'.
Usually, when you have a situation like this, Ctrl-Alt-Backslash will
get the hard drive light coming up, something to be seen on the screen.
In this case nothing, zero, nada. A de facto freeze, even though the
kernel doesn't stop.
To me, the fault on the side of the kernel is, that it permits a
complete monopolisation of all resources by mplayer. I am still curious
to find out what mplayer tries to do, though, that it doesn't do with
any other clip, and that xine doesn't try with this clip neither.
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