Stuck on win32-codecs compilation.

Dak Ghatikachalam dghatikachalam at
Sat Jan 6 17:38:25 PST 2007

Hi Bill,Juha , Josh and pabola

Thanks for all your feedback, It gave the best insight  and understanding.

This is what I did , because even after I had removed the quick time using
make config on win32-codecs directory

It was giving me some more errors it it could not find file while
downloading(when I issued make install in

so I went ahead and downloaded manually download win32-codecs.tar.gz  file
from ports directory website, replaced
with this new win32-codecs.

That made the rest of mplayer  successful.

Then I bumped into the issue  of sound /dev/dsp error I fixed with
reading the
this I felt is the good help for anyone having sound issues)

did that

# sysctl hw.snd.pcm0.vchans=4
# sysctl hw.snd.maxautovchans=4

took care of the sound issue.

(does anyone know how automatically download  the current specific port, I
know portupgrade -a runs, but it runs endlessly forever)


On 1/4/07, Bill Moran <wmoran at> wrote:
> "Juha Saarinen" <juhasaarinen at> wrote:
> >
> > On 1/4/07, Dak Ghatikachalam <dghatikachalam at> wrote:
> > > Dear Freebsd
> > >
> > > I was trying to make  mplayer and  it spat me on error,  win32
> -codecs,
> > > and went on trying the clean up the win32-codecs and try to make the
> codecs,
> > > it still errored out
> > >
> > > Has anyone faced the same issue,  Please share your thoughts.
> > >
> > > I am scratching my head, what I should doing about this.
> >
> > Waiting until the remote code execution security hole is plugged would
> > seem to be a sensible thing:
> >
> > "The Apple Security Team reports that there are multiple
> > vulnerabilities within QuickTime (one of the plugins for
> > win32-codecs). A remote attacker capable of creating a malicious SGI
> > image, FlashPix, FLC movie, or a QuickTime movie can possibly lead to
> > execution of arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service (application
> > crash).
> >
> > Users who have QuickTime (/win32-codecs) as a browser plugin may be
> > vulnerable to remote code execution by visiting a website containing a
> > malicious SGI image, FlashPix, FLC movie or a QuickTime movie."
> You can get mplayer installed safely by deselecting the quicktime codec
> during the installation process.  To change it now, do the following:
> cd /usr/ports/multimedia/win32-codecs && make config
> Then deselect quicktime from the menu and save your change.  Then go
> back to building mplayer and it should succeed.
> -Bill

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