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14 Feb 2003 11:17 residentgeek

Re: Debian

> I used Debian since Rex and MPlayer
> since 0.13.
> MPlayer is so damn easy to install from
> source,
> I wouldn't even consider installing a
> .deb.

It is pretty easy...unless you want GUI support, in which case you have to hunt down the development libraries at each step in configure. Not a serious problem, but certainly not the easiest.

> Nobody gains anything from packaging
> MPlayer.
> There is no other usable video-player.
> (Not for any OS!!)

mplayer doesn't have working dvd-nav support. ogle runs it right out of the .deb. Heresy, maybe, but accurate.

29 Jan 2003 16:03 theanti

Debian
Hey,

do us all a favour and just stop arguing with the Debian guys.

I used Debian since Rex and MPlayer since 0.13.
MPlayer is so damn easy to install from source,
I wouldn't even consider installing a .deb.

I really love Debian and the ease of maintainance,
but if I'd have to choose, I'd decide for MPlayer.

Nobody gains anything from packaging MPlayer.
There is no other usable video-player.
(Not for any OS!!)

Just keep up the good work and stop arguing...

02 Jan 2003 12:05 Geoff777

Mplayer error
Compiled from source, looks great, however, whenever I
try to play any video file, even a simple mpeg, I get the
message ' Error opening/initializing the selected video_out
(-vo) device!' Any suggestions? Thanks.

31 Dec 2002 00:57 scottb908

mplayer gui problem
I am running suse 8.0 and I am trying to get mplayer to compile with the gui interface. I ./configure --enable-gui and that comes back with no errors. When I make the file however i get this error

/usr/i486-suse-linux/bin/ld: cannot find -lgtk
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [mplayer] Error 1


As far as I know I have all the needed Libs and files in the right spot. I am a newbie to Linux so maybe I am doing something wrong. Any Ideas

26 Dec 2002 08:36 gaflejonk

awesome
Mplayer is incredible. It can play almost anything on my
366 MHz G3 (that's ppc!). The feature list never ceases to amaze me;
who are you guys? Have you made all of this in your spare
time?
I realize that mplayer mostly is the engine that ties different
input and output drivers together (depending on e.g.
libavcodec and so on to decode things) but still, an huge
amount of work must be involved. I'm very grateful for it,
it makes linux a lot more useful.

09 Dec 2002 15:28 ohulan

Re: Accessibility of the site
I liked your old black/white homepage VERY much....do you have this files somewhere? who was the author?

> We already have a new, cleaner, more
> usable homepage design ready for use.
> We'll switch at time 0.90 final is
> released.
>
> A'rpi
>


09 Dec 2002 04:24 arpi

Re: Accessibility of the site
We already have a new, cleaner, more usable homepage design ready for use. We'll switch at time 0.90 final is released.

A'rpi

01 Dec 2002 08:45 gcasse

Accessibility of the site
Hi,

I appreciate that your site allows several ways to download your softwares.

I appreciate it because I can see...

Let me please underlined three points which may cause troubles to e.g. a blind person :

* The images need an alternate description. That's very easy : just adding a few words in the ALT attribute of the IMG element. If the image has no meaning - e.g. the spacer gifs - alt="" is the good solution.

* The structure of the page might be enhanced. Some persons navigate thanks to the links or the headings of the web page. Thanks to them, they have a fast idea of the content. For example, in your home page, "Movie Player For Linux" could be the first heading (h1), and the following paragraphs could be h2 headings.

* Finally, the menu relies on a DHTML solution. Good for the javascript capable browsers and for people using mouse. Just adding the list of links at the end of your page could ease navigation.

Gilles

PS
Do not see this email as a reproof... I was not aware of the web accessibility just a few months ago.

25 Oct 2002 11:51 arpi

Re: MPlayer GUI

> Thank's,
> but when configuring MPlayer with the
> --enamble-gui the make exit's with an
> error message :-(

it shouldn't fail.
what's the error message?
read DOCS/bugreports.html


> Must I place the skin's in a particular
> directory before making MPlayer ?
>


no

18 Oct 2002 05:19 arpi

Re: how to play .wax?!
read DOCS/codecs.html

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