[MPlayer-users] Very Rare - mplayer exits immediately with End of file when playing something.

Andy Furniss adf.lists at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 11:27:11 CET 2014

Andy Furniss wrote:
> Reimar Döffinger wrote:
>> Well, that gives as options: 1) try with -cache
> Well that one will at least remind me why I stopped using -cache ages
> ago apart from opticaldisk/stream. I am sure I had issues with eg.
> seeking with -demuxer lavf - but they may well be gone now.
>> 2) try dropping the caches and see if it causes the issue (something
>> like echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches)
> I have tried that along with filling memory, but it didn't help me
> reproduce.
>> Also would be interesting if it ever happens on formats like mp4 or
>> mkv. One last thing that might be worth it is running memtest to
>> ensure it's not a hardware issue. The number of causes for such
>> "random" behaviour are fairly limited: race conditions (which should
>> be unlikely in most of MPlayer code), uninitialized data (though only
>> if ASLR is enabled) or hardware bugs. Though the ASLR thing give an
>> idea: you can try compiling with --disable-relocatable and see if
>> that makes it go away. However especially for 32 bit builds that is
>> not a very likely cause (and will be hard to track down and fix).
> Thanks for the suggestions - it is 64 bit so I'll add
> --disable-relocatable to my build. Of course I won't know for ages
> whether it helps.

This one didn't help, so will try -cache.

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