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authorwm4 <wm4@nowhere>2018-05-19 17:26:55 +0200
committerJan Ekström <>2018-05-31 01:24:51 +0300
commit3ca9598d5c67013465bde13e43d9fbbd43ea9f6c (patch)
parent942829463410d0e7ab27b3191205ecfd3c132f2d (diff)
manpage: update --demuxer-thread option
Be a bit more detailed, and discourage disabling it.
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/DOCS/man/options.rst b/DOCS/man/options.rst
index ef86da4635..4c4954a99d 100644
--- a/DOCS/man/options.rst
+++ b/DOCS/man/options.rst
@@ -2944,9 +2944,12 @@ Demuxer
Run the demuxer in a separate thread, and let it prefetch a certain amount
- of packets (default: yes). Having this enabled may lead to smoother
- playback, but on the other hand can add delays to seeking or track
- switching.
+ of packets (default: yes). Having this enabled leads to smoother playback,
+ enables features like prefetching, and prevents that stuck network freezes
+ the player. On the other hand, it can add overhead, or the background
+ prefetching can hog CPU resources.
+ Disabling this option is not recommended. Use it for debugging only.
If ``--demuxer-thread`` is enabled, this controls how much the demuxer