building 32bit port on AMD64 (mplayer)

Jan Catrysse j.catrysse at
Thu Mar 6 08:52:42 UTC 2008


Thanks for the info. I am trying to use a Blackmagic 10-bit uncompressed
codec. This only exists for windows...
Apparantly this works with the win32 codecs support installed.


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Van: Roland Smith [mailto:rsmith at] 
Verzonden: woensdag 5 maart 2008 20:22
Aan: Jan Catrysse
CC: questions at
Onderwerp: Re: building 32bit port on AMD64 (mplayer)

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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