building 32bit port on AMD64 (mplayer)

Roland Smith rsmith at
Wed Mar 5 19:22:28 UTC 2008

On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 03:33:43PM +0100, Jan Catrysse wrote:
> I am using FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE AMD64.
> I would need to build /ports/multimedia/mplayer (and I suppose its
> dependencies) in a 32-bit version. This because certain options (win32
> codec support) doesn't work on the 64bit version.

Are you sure you _need_ those codecs? I'm using mplayer on amd64 and I
haven't found many videos that it doesn't play. Certainly things like
youtube videos work fine without win32 codecs.

> How is this done?

The easiest way is to run i386.

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