[MPlayer-users] Need help shortening MPlayer load time

Eric Tullock etullock at blackberry.com
Wed May 24 03:55:43 EEST 2017

Well, that did it.

It was almost instantaneous. Thanks for the help.

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From: MPlayer-users [mailto:mplayer-users-bounces at mplayerhq.hu] On Behalf Of stan
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:50 PM
To: mplayer-users at mplayerhq.hu
Subject: Re: [MPlayer-users] Need help shortening MPlayer load time

On Wed, 24 May 2017 00:25:44 +0000
Eric Tullock <etullock at blackberry.com> wrote:

> Right now I am running mplayer in idle mode,  so that it is already up 
> and running when I send it something later on. My problem now is that 
> it is taking the program 8-10 seconds just to load up all of the 
> codecs, drivers, etc. that it loads up when it starts. Is there any 
> way to keep if from loading everything, because all I want it to do 
> when I send it something is to play a simple wav file. I don't need 
> all of the codecs for video, streaming, all of the fonts for 
> sub-titles, etc.
> I just want it launched bare-bones as quickly as possible just to play 
> wav files.

What happens if you give it the -novideo option, so it knows it is only dealing with audio?  On my linux box, it plays a wav file in less than a second the first time with that option, and nearly instaneously on subsequent plays.  Admittedly, linux organizes its dynamic libraries differently than windows, so my experience might not be relevant.
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