avi/wmv/qt player on FreeBSD

Christian Walther cptsalek at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 07:47:49 UTC 2007

Hi Alain,

On 18/01/07, Alain G. Fabry <alainfabry at belgacom.net> wrote:
> I've been trying to install different multimedia players (avifile/xine/etc) via the port,
> but they all fail on the win32-codecs dependency. Probably because of
> the security issue.
> Which is an avi/wmv/qt player that can be installed and works?

if you search the lists archive for win32-codecs you'll find many
threads that deal with this issue. Simply reconfigure win32-codecs so
that it doesn't use Quicktime, and you're done. If you need/want
Quicktime nonetheless, there should be an explanation of how to change
the ports makefile to not check for this security issue.


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