Subject: mplayer works on NetBSD
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Tomasz Luchowski <email@example.com>
Date: 08/15/2001 02:52:33
Thanks to Sergey Svishchev <firstname.lastname@example.org> mplayer now works on NetBSD.
mplayer is multimedia files player, which can play DivX ;-), MPEG (with sound!)
and other multimedia files.
The package is being worked on; if you want to try it out,
go to http://zuntum.netbsd.pl/mplayer/ -- you can download a binary package,
or get pkgsrc tarball and compile it yourself. Note: if you want to compile it
from source you'll need version 2.11 of /usr/bin/as (the gas we have in our tree
is too old and won't result in successful compilation). If you're tracking -current
and have USE_NEW_TOOLCHAIN set, you should have the right version of gas.
Else grab the "as.bz2" file I provide on the website, unextract it and move to /usr/bin/as.
2.9.1 is the "wrong", and and 2.11 is the right version of gas.
If you decided to use binary package, pkg_add it with option "-f", so it will ignore all
dependencies. The problem with deps may occur because I made the package on system with Mesa-glx installed,
when most people use Mesa.
Make sure you *always* use command-line switch "-ao netbsd". Else if will work terribly slow.
Generally it has the same purpose as avifile/apla. Sometimes it's better and faster,
sometimes apla wins.
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