Joined: July 2004
||Posted: May 04 2008,13:54
After 2 years I finally got around to downloading mplayer-1.0pre8cvs.uci, mainly to have mencoder in the same package and not need to load mesa3d to use it. Overall, very nice job, WDef. I did notice that the audio does not play on some of the files that work with mplayer-xfree86.tar.gz (now converted to mplayer.uci on my box), and -vo sdl doesn't seem to be supported for fullscreen without XFree/Xorg. These may be simply configuration issues that I have yet to work out. But it brings me to the point of this post...
There are at least four different versions of mplayer in the repository, all likely to have different features and behaviors. It might be good for the community if those of us who have the interest and ability to work together to create a single mplayer package (or two...uci & unc) which includes all possible functionality supported by DSL
I haven't used the 1.0rc1try3 mplayer.tar.gz mainly because I believe it should be a single package, and I don't care to mix *.tar.gz with *.dsl. But if its features are complete as can be, maybe we should work to improve that particular package and consider removing the older ones from the repository.
Are there any thoughts/disagreements on this? Please throw in your opinions.
On an off-topic note, thanks roberts for an old post that helped me get mplayer working in the Linux console:
rm /dev/fb0 #remove symlink
mknod /dev/fb0 c 29 0 #original is not useable by anyone but root
usermod -G staff,dialout,fax,voice,cdrom,floppy,tape,sudo,audio,dip,video,games,users,usb,tty dsl
(I had already added dsl to the tty group for using mc subshells, so the usermod command has a double helping of usefulness)