[MPlayer-users] Need help shortening MPlayer load time
RegBur_Flydan8 at q.com
Wed May 24 03:49:34 EEST 2017
On Wed, 24 May 2017 00:25:44 +0000
Eric Tullock <etullock at blackberry.com> wrote:
> Right now I am running mplayer in idle mode, so that it is already
> up and running when I send it something later on. My problem now is
> that it is taking the program 8-10 seconds just to load up all of the
> codecs, drivers, etc. that it loads up when it starts. Is there any
> way to keep if from loading everything, because all I want it to do
> when I send it something is to play a simple wav file. I don't need
> all of the codecs for video, streaming, all of the fonts for
> sub-titles, etc.
> I just want it launched bare-bones as quickly as possible just to
> play wav files.
What happens if you give it the -novideo option, so it knows it is only
dealing with audio? On my linux box, it plays a wav file in less than
a second the first time with that option, and nearly instaneously on
subsequent plays. Admittedly, linux organizes its dynamic libraries
differently than windows, so my experience might not be relevant.
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