VLC Player slow startup at first start

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VLC Player slow startup at first start

Postby apathity » Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:51 pm

When I run VLC Player for the first time (after a fresh boot), it starts really slow. I guess it has to load some system-wide libraries or something, once.

Is there anything I can do to pre-load stuff at boot time?

I'm using Ubuntu Studio by the way and the VLC version is 2.2.0 Weatherwax (yes it's old)

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Re: VLC Player slow startup at first start

Postby gimmeapill » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:57 am

Could it be that it is polling for something that don't exist? loading extra modules? mounting a network drive where your library resides?
You could maybe try to run an lsmod before and after launching vlc, compare the results and add the extra modules to your modprobe.conf.

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Re: VLC Player slow startup at first start

Postby English Guy » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:35 am

Try running it from a terminal and see if you get any errors. There is a verbose mode, see https://manned.org/vlc/82327cef. There are command options to do with modules etc if you explore the man pages and the net.

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Re: VLC Player slow startup at first start

Postby apathity » Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:27 am

No suspicious output when running from a terminal with or without verbose mode. lsmod outputs are identical before and after running vlc.

I think I will take this to a VLC mailing list or something. I use VLC in combination with qjackctl.

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Re: VLC Player slow startup at first start

Postby apathity » Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:52 pm

I found out that Audacity actually does the same thing. First run after boot -> very slow.

I will investigate some more.


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