Subject: Re: Mplayer and codecs.conf
To: Urban Boquist <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/01/2002 13:32:00
On Tue, 1 Oct 2002 13:18:14 +0200
Urban Boquist <> wrote:

> Are you sure that message is really a fatal one? I get it too, but it
> doesn't seem to be fatal, everything works after it. I haven't tested
> pre8 though.

Yes it is. Mplayer does not want to continue if codecs.conf is missing.

> I had another problem recently though. I tried to run mplayer on a
> different system than it was compiled on, and then I couldn't get it
> to work until I rebuilt it on the machine I was running it on. I don't
> remember the exact details, but it seemed to be a problem with the
> detected cpu capabilities (MMX etc.). Somehow it checked for them
> during build time and then failed if they weren't present during
> runtime.

Well, mplayer developers recommend not to distribute binary packages,
as they rely on actual cpu features. It is normal that it does not work
in other machines.


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