Subject: Re: MPEG 4 players
To: Emre Yildirim <>
From: Kevin Sindhu <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/13/2001 17:26:56
On Tue, Aug 14, 2001 at 02:16:26AM -0500, Emre Yildirim penned:
> On Monday 13 August 2001 00:58, Tomasz Luchowski wrote:

> I use mplayer (on linux though).  It works great; the guy even has a 
> file on his website that has like 35+ codecs that you can 
> download, in case you dont have a windoze box.  Mplayer has been working 
> really well for me, there isn't a movie that I can't watch (except 
> quicktime).  Unfortunately I couldn't try it on my NetBSD box yet, because it 
> doesn't have X.  Someone should try or possibly make a package for it...

Mplayer does not work with NetBSD. Its riddled with #ifdefs, and the code's pretty ugly the last time I checked. However, they do have new support for FreeBSD IIRC.

However, win32codecs/avifile are a part of pkgsrc and should work

I use apla on my NetBSD to watch the same movies I could on mplayer.


Kevin Sindhu						Open-Systems Dot Org