mplayer from SVN

Stefan Ehmann shoesoft at
Tue Dec 29 13:07:37 UTC 2009

On Monday 28 December 2009 19:06:51 Frank Staals wrote:
> On 12/28/09 15:47, eculp wrote:
> >>> On Fri, 11 Dec 2009, Denis Shaposhnikov wrote:
> >>>> Hello,
> >>>>
> >>>> Does anybody have a port for building mplayer from SVN?
> >>>>
> >>>> Thanks!
> On a sidenote: I used to build mplayer from svn regularly on my previous
> system. Updating mplayer usually was quite painless. Simply 'svn up &&
> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/mplayersvn && gmake && gmake install'.
> In 99% of the cases rebuilding went perfectly; no patches required or
> anything, and I rebuilded mplayer almost weekly. This was on a i386
> system by the way, on my current amd64 install I run into problems
> trying to compile the current svn snapshots.
> I know it is not as nice as simply having a port. But if you realy need
> the svn-releases for some feature XYZ it may be a (temporary) solution.

It's not that easy. I tried to compile mplayer from SVN some weeks ago.

Basic compile worked fine, but x264 support was lacking. As it turned out, the 
x264 port was too old. Tried to compile x264 from SVN, it complained binutils 
are too old. At this point I gave up.

I'd like to see mplayer/mencoder/x264-svn ports. Actually, I'd prefer new 
proper releases, but that doesn't seem likely in the near future.

One of the hardest parts is probably to pick a good SVN revision. Just picking 
the most recent version is not necessarily a good solution.

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