On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 09:54:21PM +0300, Dumitru Mișu Moldovan wrote: > On 04/10/18 19:59, mazocomp wrote: > > On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 06:58:37PM +0300, Dumitru Mișu Moldovan wrote: > > […] > > >> Is mplayer still a thing? Have used it for many years a long time ago, > >> but now I see the latest stable is 2 years old and nicknamed > >> "worksforme"… :-] > >> > >> I think of mpv as the spiritual successor of mplayer, being the most > >> successful fork. Is there anything mplayer does and mpv cannot? Using > >> something else (ffmpeg's ffplay) only when in need of best performance > >> possible on my old hardware here. > >> > >> > > > > Yes, it is. > > > > MPlayer has less dependencies and also I tested both mpv and mplayer at > > hardware which didn't have 2D acceleration. That was terrible, mpv > > tried to put every frame at screen, so giving 1 minute video to mpv made > > video last 6 minutes, but it could play all audio in 1 minute, so I > > didn't hear any sound last 5 minutes. I didn't notice the same problem > > at mplayer, it played as much frames as possible in 1 minute. Maybe I > > should read mpv's man page, but I like when everything works by default. > > > > OK, I can relate to that… Give ffplay a try though, it gives me more > performance compared to mplayer/mpv and has even less dependencies (just > install ffmpeg). It's a very basic player, but it works. > > Although I'm not sure what you mean by no 2D acceleration, maybe "-vo > x11" in mplayer/mpv parlance? Everything I use these days has at least > XVideo support. Only had to use "-vo x11" when the Linux kernel video > driver was crashing my desktop when waking from resume lately and I > wasn't ready for a reboot to make video acceleration work again. > > Got so used with it that I thought it was a hardware issue. Amazed to > see no problems with waking up in OpenBSD… Kudos to whoever made that > possible, OpenBSD's ACPI support is alien tech compared to what else is > available in the BSDs, and for me it even beats Linux's implementation. >
Oh, thank you. ffplay has basically everything I need, except controlling sound volume with keys, but that's fine. About 2D acceleration, radeondrm(4) doesn't support radeons with GCN architecture: it can't provide 2D and 3D acceleration, so even playing video is tough to computer (I tried to play supertux, I had to make my window tiny to have playable performance, but still overheat).