Fixing Mplayer's Terminal Abuse, esp. for KDE and Windows

Posted by D on Jun 11, 2010 5:05 AM EDT
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Mplayer updates the information about the amounts of frames it displayed, the played time, the remaining time, etc. every single time it displays a *frame*. This is not only completely unnecessary, it can unnecessarily hog several percent of your CPU in many terminal implementations, especially in current KDE 4 and Windows. The higher the frame rate, the more wasted CPU power.

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