[MPlayer-users] MPlayer's sensitivity to disk activity

Wiebe Cazemier wiebe at halfgaar.net
Fri Dec 13 09:09:58 CET 2013

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Reimar Döffinger" <Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de>
> To: "MPlayer usage questions, feature requests, bug reports" <mplayer-users at mplayerhq.hu>
> Sent: Sunday, 8 December, 2013 3:03:01 PM
> Subject: Re: [MPlayer-users] MPlayer's sensitivity to disk activity
> > BTW, if I remove the cache directive from the config file, there doesn't
> > seem to be any cache. It becomes really jerky, and there is no percentage
> > as last figure in Mplayer's status line.
> That is all as expected, without cache competing disk loads can cause
> issues.
> Though in theory the OS should be reading ahead sufficiently, so it
> might be a cause of bad configuration and/or the OS caching code not
> being good.

My point was more that I'm surprised that MPlayer's default is no cache.

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