Ubuntu – Listening radio with Mplayer in terminal


I found out that listening to radio in terminal using "mplayer url" is much better than any software around, but after a while, terminal prints out a message saying low on cache.

How can I increase the cache in the terminal? Is it possible to free the used cache periodically while listening to the radio?

Best Answer

You can set mplayer's cache with -cache argument on command line as well as specifying the initial cache fill before playback with '-cache-min'.


$ mplayer -cache 8192 -cache-min 80 <url>

p.s. 8192 should be enough, however, you can increase that number according to your needs. Note that the initial cache fill without the '-cache-min' option is only 20%.