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Old 08-22-2004, 10:56 PM   #1
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mplayer says my computer is too slow... Its not!

The big issue is toward the bottom where it says that "Your computer is too slow to play this"

I am very confident that this is an audio driver problem, but I am not sure what to do about it. I cannot get any other selection in the audio section to work except OSS and when it plays with this I get very slow video and then it will crash with the error "Too Many Video Packets in the Buffer" (4096 of 8263598 bytes)

This is what I get as a read out when executing from terminal...

Someone please help

MPlayer 1.0pre5-RPM-3.3.3 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team
CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon MP/XP/XP-M Barton 2205 MHz (Family: 6, Steppi ng: 0)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled with runtime CPU detection - WARNING - this is not optimal!
To get best performance, recompile MPlayer with --disable-runtime-cpudetection.
Reading config file /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf
Reading config file /root/.mplayer/config
[cfg] read config file: /root/.mplayer/gui.conf
Reading config file /root/.mplayer/gui.conf
vo: X11 running at 1280x1024 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
Reading /root/.mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/root/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: 73 audio & 180 video codecs
font: can't open file: /root/.mplayer/font/font.desc
font: can't open file: /usr/share/mplayer/font/font.desc
Using Linux hardware RTC timing (1024Hz).
Can't open input config file /root/.mplayer/input.conf: No such file or director y
Input config file /etc/mplayer/input.conf parsed: 53 binds
SKIN dir 1: '/root/.mplayer/Skin'
SKIN dir 2: '/usr/share/mplayer/Skin'
Playing dvd://1.
Reading disc structure, please wait...
There are 12 titles on this DVD.
There are 28 chapters in this DVD title.
There are 1 angles in this DVD title.
DVD successfully opened.
Cache fill:  5.86% (491520 bytes)    MPEG-PS file format detected.
VIDEO:  MPEG2  720x480  (aspect 2)  29.970 fps  7500.0 kbps (937.5 kbyte/s)
Opening audio decoder: [liba52] AC3 decoding with liba52
Using SSE optimized IMDCT transform
AC3: 5.1 (3f+2r+lfe)  48000 Hz  448.0 kbit/s
Using MMX optimized resampler
AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, 16 bit (0x10), ratio: 56000->192000 (448.0 kbit)
Selected audio codec: [a52] afm:liba52 (AC3-liba52)
Opening video decoder: [mpegpes] MPEG 1/2 Video passthrough
VDec: vo config request - 720 x 480 (preferred csp: Mpeg PES)
Could not find matching colorspace - retrying with -vf scale...
Opening video filter: [scale]
The selected video_out device is incompatible with this codec.
VDecoder init failed :(
Opening video decoder: [libmpeg2] MPEG 1/2 Video decoder libmpeg2-v0.3.1
Selected video codec: [mpeg12] vfm:libmpeg2 (MPEG 1 or 2 (libmpeg2))
Checking audio filter chain for 48000Hz/2ch/16bit -> 48000Hz/2ch/16bit...
AF_pre: af format: 2 bps, 2 ch, 48000 hz, little endian signed int
AF_pre: 48000Hz 2ch Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian)
[pl_volnorm] Normalizer plugin in use.
AO: [plugin] 48000Hz 2ch Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian) (2 bps)
Building audio filter chain for 48000Hz/2ch/16bit -> 48000Hz/2ch/16bit...
Starting playback...
VDec: vo config request - 720 x 480 (preferred csp: Planar YV12)
VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is 1.33:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
VO: [xv] 720x480 => 720x540 Planar YV12
A:   1.6 V:   0.5 A-V:  1.156 ct:  0.037   15/ 12   0%  0%  0.0% 12 0 96%
demux_mpg: 24fps progressive NTSC content detected, switching framerate.
A:   5.0 V:   2.0 A-V:  2.910 ct:  0.194   53/ 50   3%  5%  2.6% 50 0 54%
           **** Your system is too SLOW to play this!  ****
Possible reasons, problems, workarounds:
- Most common: broken/buggy _audio_ driver
  - Try -ao sdl or use ALSA 0.5 or the OSS emulation of ALSA 0.9.
  - 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 -hardframedrop.
- 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/devices.html for tuning/speedup tips.
If none of this helps you, read DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports.html.
A:  11.4 V:   5.2 A-V:  6.183 ct:  0.507  128/125   7%  4%  3.0% 125 0 48%
Old 08-23-2004, 05:59 AM   #2
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You can find out if this is a problem with the video or audio codec by running with the option “-vo null” (no video), and then running with “-ao null” (no sound), and seeing if the error still occurs.

xv isn't a particularly fast output driver, especially with scaling (although much better than x11); you might try playing with this.
Old 08-23-2004, 06:12 AM   #3
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I solved my problems altogether by switching to Xine. Much better program, but thank you for the response
Old 11-30-2004, 01:52 AM   #4
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I had the same error problem plus some really bad audio/video sync issues using the -vo x11 tag. I changed it to -vo xv and it fixed the issue. I have no clue what the difference is between the 2 or what they are other than video output. But hey it works! Thanks
Old 11-30-2004, 12:58 PM   #5
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The X11 driver uses the lowest-level X11 calls to send each uncompressed frame over the loopback (or network) interface, to the X server which then draws it with the graphics card.

The XV driver allocates a window (= area of the screen) on a local graphics card, to a given application (like mplayer). It can then draw on this window directly, taking advantage of more features like graphical acceleration, without bothering the X server about each individual frame.
Old 12-29-2004, 04:20 AM   #6
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try enabling DMA on your DVD reader and on all of your hard disk (if not previously enabled) that fixed my problem with video packects


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