Bug#825294: smplayer: Opening directory takes a very long time

Sven Joachim svenjoac at gmx.de
Wed May 25 16:34:12 UTC 2016

Package: smplayer
Version: 16.4.0~ds0-1

Opening a directory (Open -> Directory... -> Choose) to play all files
in it takes a very long time (depending on the number and the size of
the files of files in it, but a CD rip just took several minutes),
during which smplayer is unresponsive and appears to be hung.  During
that time it starts several mplayer processes whose commandline I was
able to catch:

| $ cat /proc/31680/cmdline 
| /usr/bin/mplayer-noquiet-slave-identify-frames1-vonull-aonull/home/sven/music/A_Real_Live_One/04-Wasting_Love.ogg
| $ cat /proc/31720/cmdline
| /usr/bin/mplayer-noquiet-slave-identify-frames1-vonull-aonull/home/sven/music/A_Real_Live_One/07-Afraid_To_Shoot_Strangers.ogg
| $ cat /proc/31751/cmdline 
| /usr/bin/mplayer-noquiet-slave-identify-frames1-vonull-aonull/home/sven/music/A_Real_Live_One/09-Heaven_Can_Wait.ogg

Only when the 11th and last song in the directory was processed this
way, the first actually played.  It seems to me the problem is that
smplayer passes "-frames 1" to mplayer which does not work as intended
for audio files.  Perhaps it should use "-frames 0" instead?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (101, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.6.0-nouveau (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages smplayer depends on:
ii  libc6                     2.22-9
ii  libgcc1                   1:6.1.1-4
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1]  11.2.2-1
ii  libqt5core5a              5.5.1+dfsg-17
ii  libqt5dbus5               5.5.1+dfsg-17
ii  libqt5gui5                5.5.1+dfsg-17
ii  libqt5network5            5.5.1+dfsg-17
ii  libqt5script5             5.5.1+dfsg-2
ii  libqt5widgets5            5.5.1+dfsg-17
ii  libqt5xml5                5.5.1+dfsg-17
ii  libstdc++6                6.1.1-4
ii  mplayer                   2:1.3.0-1
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.8.dfsg-2+b1

Versions of packages smplayer recommends:
ii  smplayer-l10n    16.4.0~ds0-1
ii  smplayer-themes  1:15.12.0-1

smplayer suggests no packages.

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