Re: mplayer + heavy io: why ionice doesn't help?

From: Lee Revell
Date: Sun Aug 20 2006 - 10:41:39 EST

On Sun, 2006-08-20 at 10:22 +0200, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> >
> >It helps. mplayer skips much less, but still some skipping is present.
> Try with -ao alsa, then it should skip less, or at least, if it skip, skip
> back so that less audio is lost.
> When playing audio-only files, it is always wise to specify e.g. -cache 320
> which proved to be a good value for my workloads.

Only with the very latest versions of mplayer does ALSA work at all.
It's unusable here because it resets the auduio stream on each underrun
rather than simply ignoring them.


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