[MPlayer-users] -bandwidth option being ignored, not utilizing available network bandwidth?

RC cooleyr at gmail.com
Sun Jan 31 05:44:15 CET 2010

On Sat, 30 Jan 2010 20:06:32 -0800
Joshua Smith <bgcladd at gmail.com> wrote:

> A straight file copy yields sustained 20mbit transfer rate. However,
> Mplayer will fill the min cache, quickly blow through the buffer and
> begin to lag. I see mplayer is only pulling down the file at about
> 300-600kB/s and wont fill the cache any faster. 

Run "top" while this is happening.  Does CPU usage (User/Sys/Wait) time
go up to 100%, with ~0% idle?  With encryption + network traffic + video
decoding, it wouldn't be hard at all to overwhelm your CPU, whether with
computation time, or just interrupts.

Ha. I'm the idiot.

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