[MPlayer-users] why my mplayer hangs?

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Fri Oct 12 10:42:55 CEST 2007

On Friday, 12 October 2007 at 11:30, YP wrote:
> You misunderstood me: lots of people like me does use Debian-based
> distributions; if the goals is to compile and recompile, then why shouldn't
> I use Linux From Scratch ? 

Ask your package maintainer for help then. Third-party packages are not
supported here if they've been modified.

> And you also misunderstood something but maybe it's because of my poor
> English:
> it hands ONLY the console where I'm running for ex. mplayer file.wmv;
> the problem of totally handcomes later, if I'm not fast enough to open a
> console to type a reboot, then I lose everywhere the prompt.

MPlayer running as user should not be able to hang/crash your system.
If it does, then there's a problem with your system, not with MPlayer.

> IMHO I must see if the problem is caused by the Intel chip; maybe its easier
> for me to add a video card to my pc, I'm sure that will help, but I have
> sended some outputs so that Mplayer Guru's should be able to diagnose the
> problem.

We only (try to) diagnose MPlayer problems. This is not a general Linux
support list.

> If there was a standard option of creating a log file for mplayer under
> /var/log, maybe mplayer.log, then maybe I was able to post taht file and
> make the diagnose easier.

It's trivial to capture MPlayer output to a file, for example (in bash):
mplayer -v file.wmv 2>&1 | tee mplayer.log

> PS: answering a question with "please do upgrade" is a well known typical
> answer I heared for years in the non-free software world...

Comments like that won't make us more inclined to help you. At least with
open-source, you don't have to pay for an upgrade, so don't sweat it.


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