Originally Posted by NinjaNumberNine
The mplayer developers have put the message in the code because buggy/broken audio was one of the common re-occurring cause of playback problems.
i only see performance problem when attempting to play audio via the HDA nvidia HDMI audio device.
there is no performance problems if :
- if i disable sound when i play a movie:
"mplayer -ao null movie.mkv"
- if i play sound via one of the motherboards HDA intel audio devices
anyway i created issue# 0005171 in the alsa bug tracker: