[MPlayer-users] Cache empty, consider increasing -cache and/or -cache-min. [performance issue]

Erik Auerswald auerswal at unix-ag.uni-kl.de
Fri Oct 24 11:44:02 CEST 2014

Hi Jim,

On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 09:47:28AM +0100, Jim Cross wrote:
> I have compiled and can run SVN-r37303-4.6 (thanks for your help Erik.). I

You're welcome. :-)

> have not yet run make install to create the simlink as I want to make sure
> the new version works OK. So for now, I can still run my current (old) ver
> and the new one fairly easily.

You do not need 'make install' for MPlayer, I have never used myself.
You can use it if you want to, of course.

> Also, the old version I use Alsa driver which is listed using '-ao help'
> but the new version does not list this driver. I tried './configure
> --enable-alsa' but don't know if this is valid and anyways it didn't work,
> should it?

That means your installation probably lacks the ALSA headers. On my Ubuntu
system they are in the package "libasound2-dev", it should be the same on

sudo apt-get install libasound2-dev

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