CFT: mplayer and mencoder updates

Zhihao Yuan lichray at
Fri Dec 30 00:33:57 UTC 2011

On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 6:07 PM, Thomas Zander
<thomas.e.zander at> wrote:
> Hi,
> thank you all for your comments on the first iteration of the ports.
> A heavily revised version can be found on
> Changes:
> - reduce the number of explicit --enable-<feature> where it seemed
> reasonable, hence deviate less from the intention of the configure
> script
> - remove patching and reinplacing homegrown tweaks whenever possible,
> hence deviate less from the intention of the configure script
> - fix the reported pthread issue
> - always use internal libass
> - adopt patches to support 24 bit OSS output and keep volume during seek
> - use newer gcc and binutils thus enabling significant speed-ups (and
> also, since most mplayer and ffmpeg development is done on newer gcc
> and binutils than we have in the base system, it's slowly getting
> tedious to ensure compatibility with older toolchain)
> Caveats:
> - bluray does not work right now -> keep it/turn it off in OPTIONS for now
> I hope the refactoring (removing mostly) of the tweaks to the
> configure and build environment does not impose noticeable changes for
> most users, but we may encounter difficulties in some configurations I
> couldn't check.
> Please give it a try!
> As always, comments, suggestions and especially patches are more than welcome.
> Best regards
> Riggs
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GJ. Tested with clang, no problem either.

Zhihao Yuan, nickname lichray
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