[MPlayer-users] MPlayer -priority high -noslices -double -dr options

Bill Crockett wsc4 at optusnet.com.au
Sat Sep 28 03:33:56 EEST 2019

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 ago.

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?


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?

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