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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Xubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    gmplayer suddenly taking long to start

    All of a sudden (no, I really don't know what I might have done to cause it), gmplayer is taking a really long time to start. The console-based mplayer doesn't have the same problem, and enabling verbose output doesn't really provide a clue. It was just before the notices about no joystick or LIRC found, so I disabled those in ~/.mplayer/config since I don't have either anyway, but that didn't help.

    MPlayer 2:1.0~rc1-0ubuntu13.2 (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer Team
    CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+ (Family: 15, Model: 12, Stepping: 0)
    CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
    Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
    X11 opening display: :0.0
    vo: X11 color mask:  FFFFFF  (R:FF0000 G:FF00 B:FF)
    vo: X11 running at 1600x1200 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
    [x11] Detected wm supports layers.
    [x11] Using workaround for Metacity bugs.
    [x11] Detected wm supports NetWM.
    [x11] Detected wm supports ABOVE state.
    [x11] Detected wm supports BELOW state.
    [x11] Detected wm supports FULLSCREEN state.
    [x11] Current fstype setting honours FULLSCREEN ABOVE BELOW X atoms
    xscreensaver_disable: Could not find XScreenSaver window.
    GNOME screensaver disabled
    (approximately 10 second pause here...)Adding filename <file> && pathname <path>
    get_path('codecs.conf') -> '<home>/.mplayer/codecs.conf'
    (continues normally and starts playback...)
    Since I fairly regularly play media files one by one, this delay is seriously annoying. Any suggestions for what to try would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Xubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Never mind: gmplayer suddenly taking long to start

    Never mind. Whatever the issue was, it seems to have resolved itself.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: gmplayer suddenly taking long to start

    Just in case your curious, I had this same problem a while ago and it ended up being something to do with Gnome screensaver. I forget what setting I had to tweak to fix it though.

  4. #4

    Re: gmplayer suddenly taking long to start

    It's the 'stop xscreensaver' in preferences -> misc, if it's ck.ed a 10 sec. or so delay in opening.
    doesn't affect smplayer if stop screensaver is ck.'ed in it's options

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