[MPlayer-users] Help using mplayer on a video wall

Erik Auerswald auerswal at unix-ag.uni-kl.de
Wed Nov 8 21:43:53 EET 2017


On Tue, Nov 07, 2017 at 04:16:50PM -0500, Eric Sokolowsky wrote:
> I'm trying to use mplayer on a video wall. I have 4 computers each with 1
> monitor in a 2x2 grid, plus an extra computer to do the synchronization.
> I'm using version MPlayer 1.2-4.8.5 on CentOS 7. Here are the commands I
> run:
> [...]
> This works, but there is a delay at the beginning of playback of several
> seconds before the movie file actually plays. How do I cause it not to have
> a delay when starting?

Did you try to disable the cache or reduce the minimum fill rate? MPlayer
will buffer video in its cache, but not start the video until some part of
the cache (I think 50% by default) is filled.

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