[MPlayer-users] mplayer priority for the cpu

Willem Granjé willem.granje at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 15:07:06 CEST 2008

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 8:49 PM, Reimar Döffinger
<Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 08:00:10PM +0200, Willem Granjé wrote:
>> I've tried to do a "sudo renice -20 pid_mplayer", but that makes it only
>> worse: constant hiccups!
> That is a rather sure indication that MPlayer is not (directly) your
> problem, and the problem is a kind of priority inversion: MPlayer is
> running and blocking your CPU while for optimal playback something else
> should be running - usually your X server. Try to raise the priority of
> your X server

mpayer is only using 1% of CPU power (it's dvb-t radio), raising
Xserver priority increases the hiccups when opening a new browser tab,
I think it's mplayer related because I don't have the problem with kaffeine...

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