Subject: Re: mplayer performance, was Re: lost interrupt + messages
To: Jared D. McNeill <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/09/2002 19:01:53
On Mon, 9 Dec 2002, Jared D. McNeill wrote:

> > From: Frederick Bruckman <>
> > I believe that. I just use "xmmix" to control the volume. By the way,
> > you can verify my suspicion that the sound driver is responsible (or
> > disprove it) by running with "-ao null". I find the sdl drivers to be
> > too slow for my K6-2 450, even with "-ao null", but the OP's XP 1900+
> > should have more than enough raw horsepower, which led me to suspect
> > the sound driver.
> Have you tried setting SDL_DSP_NOSELECT=1 in your environment while using the
> SDL audio driver? I had to do this to get the audio in Myth II (running under
> compat_linux) to be smooth.

I just tried, but it doesn't seem to make any difference. At least I
can't find a rip that works any different with or without that. I can
use the "sdl" driver on the low bit-rate streams (and "esd" and "nas",
too, but not "sdl:esd"  and "sdl:nas"), but you can't beat the native
driver on those high-rate streams which are marginally playable on my