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

Sven Joachim svenjoac at gmx.de
Wed May 25 17:58:48 UTC 2016

Control: forwarded -1 https://sourceforge.net/p/smplayer/bugs/747/
Control: tags -1 + fixed-upstream patch

On 2016-05-25 18:34 +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:

> 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.

This had not been the case in previous versions.  For some reason, under
Preferences -> Playlist the option "Get info automatically about files
added (slow)" was checked.  Disabling that option fixed the problem.

> 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?

Turns out exactly that has been suggested upstream already, and was
implemented in SVN revision 7729. :-) I'm attaching the diff for that


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