Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#399 closed defect (fixed)

Add Spiral to list of whitelisted processes for frame dropping

Reported by: morris Owned by: astrange
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Perian-Main Version: 1.1.3
Severity: normal Keywords:


Spiral is an as of yet unreleased QuickTime movie player that works well with Perian. It can be downloaded from

I notice NicePlayer? is in the list of whitelisted processes for which frame dropping may occur, so maybe Spiral could also be added. Spiral has export functionality, but does this with a separate process, similar to QuickTime ("SpiralExporter?").

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by astrange

  • Owner set to astrange
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Will do, but keep in mind that we may not bother signaling framedropping in some cases; it seems to cause many more perceptual slowness issues than it solves (see people complaining that perian drops more frames than mplayer for files that we are decoding smoothly). But it's really hard figuring out what those cases are...

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by gbooker

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

(In [1051]) Added Spiral to framedropping procs.
Fixes #399

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