Multi-threaded MPlayerPosted: 2016-04-23 Filed under: media | Tags: core, cpu, mplayer, multi-thread, profile 1 Comment
I want to make MPlayer utilise more than one core. I searched a bit and found a tutorial and a discussion about this. The solution is to run the
mplayer executable with the
-lavdopts option like this:
mplayer -lavdopts threads=2
The above will make
mplayer use two cores. Of course, this option can be specified in
~/.mplayer/config for the profile (default or other) you use, as:
I have tweaked the configuration file, so in my case, this line goes here:
# Write your default config options here! [smplayer] # Disable screensaver. heartbeat-cmd="xscreensaver-command -deactivate >&- 2>&- &" lavdopts=threads=2 [default] panscan=1.0 #
I have two earlier posts regarding my MPlayer configuration. The
heartbeat-cmd option, part of the
[smplayer] profile is discussed here. The reason for putting the
panscan option in the
[default] profile is explained here.
Was installed, but i got it working now. for some reason another mplayer executable was running instead of the newly compiled one.