Performance requirements inherent in streaming mpeg2
massiot at via.ecp.fr
Tue May 22 17:56:33 CEST 2001
On Tue, May 22, 2001, Chris Worley wrote:
> Is their a problem inherent to streaming (vs. file oriented) mpeg2 that makes it
> difficult to drop frames when trying to playback in realtime?
> Vlc will play from a file, and drop frames as necessary, but won't use stdin.
VLC will use stdin if you give "-" as filename.
> Vlc has a streaming network interface (driven by vlms or vls). When I use the
> network interface, vlc acts like mpeg2dec: plays slowly, won't drop frames.
That is not normal. However a P200MMX is reaally sloooow.
> But, given that both programs have this "problem", it seems that there might be
> an inability to drop frames that is inherent to streaming (vs. file oriented)
> mpeg2. Is this correct? If so, what's the problem?
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