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@@ -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