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Re: mpv and estd and --vo=xv (Rhialto) writes:

>How can this be? If it's GPU-accellerated, this should be independent of
>the CPU frequency, I would think?

In the best case, the CPU is still decoding the input stream and
filling the display pipeline. If the CPU is too slow, or the decoder
latency cannot be anticipated, the decoded results will come too
late and frames get dropped.

The GPU is also often not suitable to decode something like MPEG
or there is only a separate decoder that isn't supported. Then the
decoding is done on the CPU as well.

With modern CPUs estd usually works better with an aggressive setting,
i.e. go to max CPU clock even under low load and fall back to min CPU
clock when idle.

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