[vlc-devel] launch time

Stephan Assmus stippi at yellowbites.com
Wed Jan 29 22:30:02 CET 2003

Hi all,

one major regression from the 0.4.x to the current tree is launch time. 
On my BeOS box, vlc-0.4.6 launches in about 0.5 secs. I compiled 0.5.0 
with about the same options, but the launch time increased to more than 
6 seconds. This is of course absolutely unacceptable for a media player 
(or for any BeOS application). What could be causing this delay? The 
CPU is rather unimpressed during the launch, so I would guess it is 
disk activity. Could it be the reading of the config file or the 
plugins? But even with plugins linked into the executable it has this 
huge delay. How does 0.5.0 perform on other platforms (compared to 


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