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Old 11-30-2006, 09:58 AM   #1
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mplayer show "Your system is too SLOW to play this!"

configuration of my computer:
CPU: P4 1.8G
video card: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 440] 64MB
os: debian unstable
mplayer version: 1.0rc (complied from source)

when other background programs have occupied CPU about 40% usage and memory remain about 300MB,
using mplayer to play any video will show "Your system is too SLOW to play
this!",then the video is played a little slow,not synchronized with audio;

is there any optimization could give me best experience with mplayer?

debian:~# mplayer -v /root/Desktop/RozenMaiden04.rmvb
MPlayer 1.0rc1-4.1.2 (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.80GHz (Family: 15, Model: 1, Stepping:
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE SSE2
get_path('codecs.conf') -> '/root/.mplayer/codecs.conf'
Reading /root/.mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open
'/root/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /var/mplayer1.0rc/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open
'/var/mplayer1.0rc/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Using built-in default codecs.conf.
CommandLine: '-v' '/root/Desktop/RozenMaiden04.rmvb'
get_path('font/font.desc') -> '/root/.mplayer/font/font.desc'
font: can't open file: /root/.mplayer/font/font.desc
font: can't open file: /var/mplayer1.0rc/share/mplayer/font/font.desc
Using MMX (with tiny bit MMX2) Optimized OnScreenDisplay
Using nanosleep() timing
get_path('input.conf') -> '/root/.mplayer/input.conf'
Can't open input config file /root/.mplayer/input.conf: No such file or
Can't open input config file /var/mplayer1.0rc/etc/mplayer/input.conf:
No such file or directory
Falling back on default (hardcoded) input config
get_path('RozenMaiden04.rmvb.conf') ->

Playing /root/Desktop/RozenMaiden04.rmvb.
get_path('sub/') -> '/root/.mplayer/sub/'
[file] File size is 109150391 bytes
STREAM: [file] /root/Desktop/RozenMaiden04.rmvb
STREAM: Description: File
STREAM: Author: Albeu
STREAM: Comment: based on the code from ??? (probably Arpi)
Checking for YUV4MPEG2
ASF_check: not ASF guid!
Checking for NuppelVideo
Checking for REAL
REAL file format detected.
real: Header size: 18
real: Header object version: 1
real: File version: 0
Chunk: PROP (504f5250) (size: 0x32, offset: 0x12)
First index chunk offset: 0x67fa2d7
First data chunk offset: 0x3f7
Flags (9): [save allowed]
Chunk: CONT (544e4f43) (size: 0x41, offset: 0x44)
Chunk: MDPR (5250444d) (size: 0xa2, offset: 0x85)
Found new stream (id: 0)
Stream description: Audio Stream
Stream mimetype: audio/x-pn-realaudio
==> Found audio stream: 0
Found audio stream!
version: 5
header size: 68
coded_frame_size: 371
sub_packet_h: 1
frame_size: 371
sub_packet_size: 371
samplerate: 44100, channels: 2
audio fourcc: MP4A (4134504d)
======= WAVE Format =======
Format Tag: 20557 (0x504D)
Channels: 2
Samplerate: 44100
avg byte/sec: 8000
Block align: 371
bits/sample: 16
cbSize: 0
### skipping 0 bytes of codec info
Chunk: MDPR (5250444d) (size: 0x70, offset: 0x127)
Found new stream (id: 1)
Stream description: Video Stream
Stream mimetype: video/x-pn-realvideo
==> Found video stream: 1
video fourcc: RV40 (30345652)
H.263 ID: 40008000
unknown id: 40008000
### skipping 0 bytes of codec info
Chunk: MDPR (5250444d) (size: 0x256, offset: 0x197)
Found new stream (id: 2)
Stream mimetype: logical-fileinfo
Got a logical-fileinfo chunk
### skipping 536 bytes of codec info
Chunk: DATA (41544144) (size: 0x67f9eea, offset: 0x3ed)
Packets in file: 65190
Reading index table from index chunk (109028055)
size: 117816 bytes
entries: 8414
stream_id: 0
next_header_pos: 109145871
Reading index table from index chunk (109145871)
size: 4500 bytes
entries: 320
stream_id: 1
next_header_pos: 109150371
Reading index table from index chunk (109150371)
size: 20 bytes
entries: 0
stream_id: 2
next_header_pos: 0
Auto-selected RM audio ID = 0
Auto-selected RM video ID = 1
VIDEO:  RV40 [40008000,01081020]  640x480  (aspect 0.00)  23.00 fps
AUDIO:  MP4A [4134504D]
VIDEO:  [RV40]  640x480  24bpp  23.000 fps    0.0 kbps ( 0.0 kbyte/s)
[V] filefmt:11  fourcc:0x30345652  size:640x480  fps:23.00
Clip info:
 name: [X2][rozen-maiden_traumend][04][RV10]
 author: [X2]Wesley
get_path('sub/') -> '/root/.mplayer/sub/'
X11 opening display: :0.0
vo: X11 color mask:  FFFFFF  (R:FF0000 G:FF00 B:FF)
vo: X11 running at 1152x864 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local
[x11] Detected wm supports NetWM.
[x11] Detected wm supports FULLSCREEN state.
[x11] Detected wm supports ABOVE state.
[x11] Detected wm supports BELOW state.
[x11] Current fstype setting honours FULLSCREEN ABOVE BELOW X atoms
Disabling DPMS
DPMSDisable stat: 1
Opening video decoder: [realvid] RealVideo decoder
realvideo codec id: 0x40008000  sub-id: 0x01081020
opening shared obj '/usr/lib/win32/'
INFO: RealVideo codec init OK!
Selected video codec: [rv3040] vfm: realvid (Linux RealPlayer 10 RV30/40
Opening audio decoder: [faad] AAC (MPEG2/4 Advanced Audio Coding)
dec_audio: Allocating 4608 bytes for input buffer.
dec_audio: Allocating 49152 + 65536 = 114688 bytes for output buffer.
FAAD: Decoder init done (0Bytes)!
FAAD: Negotiated samplerate: 44100Hz  channels: 2
FAAD: compressed input bitrate missing, assuming 128kbit/s!
AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 128.0 kbit/9.07% (ratio: 16000->176400)
Selected audio codec: [faad] afm: faad (FAAD AAC (MPEG-2/MPEG-4 Audio)
Building audio filter chain for 44100Hz/2ch/s16le -> 0Hz/0ch/??...
[libaf] Adding filter dummy
[dummy] Was reinitialized: 44100Hz/2ch/s16le
[dummy] Was reinitialized: 44100Hz/2ch/s16le
ao2: 44100 Hz  2 chans  s16le
audio_setup: using '/dev/dsp' dsp device
audio_setup: using '/dev/mixer' mixer device
audio_setup: using 'pcm' mixer device
audio_setup: sample format: s16le (requested: s16le)
audio_setup: using 2 channels (requested: 2)
audio_setup: using 44100 Hz samplerate (requested: 44100)
audio_setup: frags:  32/32  (4096 bytes/frag)  free: 131072
AO: [oss] 44100Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample)
AO: Description: OSS/ioctl audio output
AO: Author: A'rpi
Building audio filter chain for 44100Hz/2ch/s16le ->
[dummy] Was reinitialized: 44100Hz/2ch/s16le
[dummy] Was reinitialized: 44100Hz/2ch/s16le
Starting playback...
VDec: vo config request - 640 x 480 (preferred colorspace: Planar I420)
Trying filter chain: vo
VDec: using Planar I420 as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is 1.33:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
VO Config (640x480->640x480,flags=4,'MPlayer',0x30323449)
VO: [x11] 640x480 => 640x480 Planar I420  [zoom]
VO: Description: X11 ( XImage/Shm )
VO: Author: Aaron Holtzman <>
Sharing memory.
SwScaler: using unscaled yuv420p -> rgb32 special converter
*** [vo] Allocating mp_image_t, 640x480x12bpp YUV planar, 460800 bytes
get_path('subfont.ttf') -> '/root/.mplayer/subfont.ttf'
New_Face failed. Maybe the font path is wrong.
Please supply the text font file (~/.mplayer/subfont.ttf).
subtitle font: load_sub_face failed.
A:   3.6 V:   2.6 A-V:  0.931 ct: -0.235  55/ 55 51% 97%  7.7% 50 0

           **** Your system is too SLOW to play this!  ****

Possible reasons, problems, workarounds:
- Most common: broken/buggy _audio_ driver
  - Try -ao sdl or use the OSS emulation of ALSA.
  - Experiment with different values for -autosync, 30 is a good start.
- Slow video output
  - Try a different -vo driver (-vo help for a list) or try -framedrop!
- Slow CPU
  - Don't try to play a big DVD/DivX on a slow CPU! Try some of the
    e.g. -vfm ffmpeg -lavdopts lowres=1:fast:skiploopfilter=all.
- Broken file
  - Try various combinations of -nobps -ni -forceidx -mc 0.
- Slow media (NFS/SMB mounts, DVD, VCD etc)
  - Try -cache 8192.
- Are you using -cache to play a non-interleaved AVI file?
  - Try -nocache.
Read DOCS/HTML/en/video.html for tuning/speedup tips.
If none of this helps you, read DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports.html.

A:   7.0 V:   5.6 A-V:  1.380 ct: -0.363 125/125 63% 62%  6.2% 118 0

MPlayer interrupted by signal 2 in module: decode_video
Uninit audio filters...
[libaf] Removing filter dummy
Uninit audio: faad
FAAD: Closing decoder!
Uninit video: realvid
Successfully enabled DPMS
vo: uninit ...
Old 11-30-2006, 10:05 AM   #2
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First of all, have you configured your display driver in your X's config correctly? I had slow jumpy videos with bad sound track on a newish Acer laptop, until I found out it was using "vesa" driver (generic) for the screen since it didn't know any better. It was using sis chip, so changing the driver to "sis" eased a lot.

Your machine power shouldn't be a problem, and I don't think mplayer should display that message; it's either a problem with your configuration of mplayer before compiling it, or then you're using a driver for your display that can't do it right


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