[MPlayer-users] MPlayer -priority high -noslices -double -droptions
wsc4 at optusnet.com.au
Sun Oct 13 23:50:57 EEST 2019
----- Original Message -----
From: "Reimar Döffinger" <Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de>
Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2019 8:09 PM
> On 28.09.2019, at 02:33, "Bill Crockett" <wsc4 at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
>> I am using MPlayer to display 1920 x 1080p, 40 Mb/s videos. AVC x.264.
>> mplayer -priority high -noslices -double -dr a_video.avi
>> I did see these options locked in on a few GUIs of MPlayer some years
>> I always use the "gl" OpenGL video output driver. The man says: For
>> optimal speed try adding the options ?dr ?noslices.
>> Is this option called double buffering, and fixes flicker by storing two
>> frames in memory, and displaying one while decoding another? Is it more
>> efficient? Do I need it?
> I think it is the default. If you see flicker or tearing or other
> artefacts it's a good idea to have it.
>> Turns on direct rendering. This can result in significantly faster
>> blitting on some systems.
>> Disable drawing video by 16-pixel height slices/bands, instead draws the
>> whole frame in a single run.
>> Are these options not really needed for the videos I am using?
> Generally all these options are from a time 10+ years back when CPUs were
> much slower and drivers much worse.
> They could give the extra 5% speed needed to play a video smoothly.
> It's unlikely there is much point in bothering with any of them nowadays,
> especially if you do not actually have any issues.
Thanks for your reply and info on this, Reimar. This will save me typing
out long commands and wearing out my fingers. :-)
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