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).