mplayer from SVN
morganw at chemikals.org
Thu Dec 31 05:39:54 UTC 2009
On Tue, 29 Dec 2009, Lars Engels wrote:
> Quoting Frank Staals <frank at fstaals.net>:
> > 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.
> Are there any killer features missing in our old version from ports?
ffmpeg, x264 and mplayer/mencoder all have a number of improvements that
are not available in official releases. x264 has some significant
improvements with the mbtree option and I've seen quite a few bugfixes.
There is also a remarkable speed improvement due to assembler, but this
requires a recent version of gcc. Mplayer and mencoder have many bugfixes
and they also handle blu-ray streams and codecs much better. Ffmpeg is
also much improved in svn, especially with mpeg2 transport streams and the
HD audio found on blu-ray/hddvd discs.
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