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Old 09-18-2003, 05:32 AM   #1
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mplayer stutters

I've looked around for some options on the net to correct a slight stutter in mplayer and have found the following:

mplayer -dvd 1 -double -dr

but I still find that every few seconds mplayer stutters/pauses very briefly and continues.

Can anyone offer any other options that might correct this? It only seems to apply to playing DVD's.


Old 09-18-2003, 11:11 AM   #2
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Try the switch "-framedrop". That may keep the A/V sync better.
Old 09-18-2003, 11:18 AM   #3
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thats probably because dma is disabled on your optical what i said in that post, so once you find what device your dvd is (if you don't already know) then issue that command and see....i am going to say it is set to 0, so do what is said to enable can also check if the IO_support is set to 32bit by using "hdparm -c" and to enable if it is not, use -c1 ...the same is true with this command but use "c" instead of "d" as the argument...
Old 09-19-2003, 02:58 AM   #4
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Dear Both,

Thanks for your advice. I'll try these when I get in from work.

Will let you know how it goes.

Old 09-23-2003, 03:23 AM   #5
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Yup - seems to have done the trick.

To save the changes, I just added them to /etc/init.d/boot.local (using SuSE 8.2)

Thanks again for your help


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