#246 Only remember successful (non-crashing) settings changes


Enabling an incompatible setting during playback can cause mplayer to crash. Some settings are only changeable during playback, and so you enter a catch-22 situation.

Example: using S/PDIF passthrough (hwac3), if you switch on time scaling using [ or ], mplayer crashes, but SMPlayer stores the time-scaling change, and so every time you open that file, mplayer crashes immediately (before you can reset time scaling).

Although there is a workaround for this particular case (disable passthrough, reset scaling, re-enable passthrough), perhaps SMPlayer should wait a few seconds before saving per-file settings to make sure it doesn't save an unusable state.

Alternatively, add an option to the view info window to reset all saved file settings?


  • Ricardo Villalba

    • status: open --> closed-invalid
  • Ricardo Villalba

    • status: closed-invalid --> open
  • Ricardo Villalba

    Moved to "feature requests".

  • Ricardo Villalba

    There's no such option, but there's a workaround when you find this problem: just disable the option "Remember settings for all files" in Preferences->General and open the file again.

    Then you can enable again "Remember settings for all files".

  • Ricardo Villalba

    • assigned_to: nobody --> rvm

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