Subject: Choppy movie playing in -current (may be an audio problem)
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Rhialto <email@example.com>
Date: 12/15/2007 01:21:46
I just updated my laptop (which I mostly use for playing movie files) to
yesterday's -current. Previously I had a -current from about 5 months
However, now mplayer and xine are suffering from choppy playback. Not
right away, but after a few minutes. Pausing and unpausing fixes it -
for a few minutes.
Top shows plenty of idle time:
load averages: 0.24, 0.16, 0.18 up 0 days, 1:33 00:54:40
43 processes: 1 runnable, 41 sleeping, 1 on processor
CPU states: 15.4% user, 0.0% nice, 1.0% system, 1.5% interrupt, 82.1% idle
Memory: 307M Act, 151M Inact, 6288K Wired, 36M Exec, 339M File, 1340K Free
Swap: 1030M Total, 1030M Free
PID USERNAME PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE TIME WCPU CPU COMMAND
665 rhialto 85 0 9952K 18M RUN 2:08 20.90% 20.90% mplayer
It seems that selecting "sun" rather than "oss" audio avoids the
problem with mplayer (but not with xine). I remember that this used to
be necessary a long time ago, but then oss audio got somehow fixed.
Apparently, whatever was fixed about oss is now unfixed, or something
___ Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert -- You author it, and I'll reader it.
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