Subject: Re: mplayer leaves processes behind after exit
To: Peter Bex <Peter.Bex@xs4all.nl>
From: David W. Talmage <email@example.com>
Date: 09/04/2006 16:54:16
On Monday 04 September 2006 2:02 pm, Peter Bex wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 04, 2006 at 12:55:25PM -0400, David W. Talmage wrote:
> > Has anyone here noticed that mplayer leaves behind processes after it
> I've never had this problem with mplayer, but I use it directly from xterm.
> It may be that kmplayer and/or konqueror don't bother to wait() for
> child processes, leaving zombies on the system.
> Check if it's still there when you quit konqueror, and see
> konqueror/kmplayer's bug database.
Thanks. It helps. Thanks also to Geert Hendrickx, who sent me the same
observation about multimedia/mplayer-plugin-seamonkey.
It's not konqueror's fault. I tried running kmplayer alone and discovered
that it leaves the mplayer processes after it exits.
kmplayer doesn't leave a process behind if it uses the xine back end.
I filed a bug report for kmplayer with the mplayer back end: