Subject: Re: VCD playback working at all on i386 1.6.1?
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/01/2003 00:43:04
On Sat, 31 May 2003, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

: > : I don't suppose you'd like to try the CVS version? The only patch you
: > : really need is "patch-ad" (otherwise it dumps core immediately).
: >
: > I'll try that and get back to you.  (If there's really that much fixed in
: > the CVS head, perhaps pkgsrc should be using a datestamped CVS-source
: > snapshot rather than 0.90-release?)
: Assuming that works, that's probably a good idea.

Valeriy's vcdgrab test program works fine on my drives.  This is now not
surprising, because I know the drives work, and ripping with cdrdao--which
uses libscsi just like Valeriy's program--works too.

I've rolled a set of pkgsrc subdirs that are up to date as of the 20030601
snapshot, but they still don't fix it.  The updated packages are available
at the following URL, but have not submitted a PR, as I'm not sure it's
worth it just yet -- gmplayer skins are completely blank, and 0.91 is also
supposed to be out RSN.

However, these packages do make the pax/gtar copy operations
"print-PLIST"-compatible (by *not* preserving modtimes), and fix a PLIST
error in gmplayer (share/mplayer/Skin/trium doesn't exist).

So we're still at mplayer being hosed on [S]VCD discs on these drives and
NetBSD/i386 1.6.1.  But at least I now know the problem is confined to
mplayer.  8-)

-- Todd Vierling <>