Re: Media players in Debian (was: new mplayer)
On Friday 22 September 2006 13:29, César Martínez Izquierdo wrote:
> I could never see a whole film using Totem or VLC (from Debian).
That is interesting assertion. I have very good experience with vlc here.
Did you report your issue to the BTS ?
> I do, with mplayer (from Marillat).
In fact, I've never felt a need to use these, so I can't comment on these.
> I think this is enough reason to include Mplayer in Debian.
Are you sure it is not patent encumbered ? Debian is quite a large and
attractive target to attack for various infringements.
I haven't looked at mplayer svn for quite some time so I can't be sure what
the latest developments are.
> Another reason is... lots of Debian users download mplayer from
> Marillat or other sources (maybe Marillat may provide some stats)...
> users are not stupid, if lots of them do an extra effort to get a
> program which is not in Debian, you can be sure the program is better
> in some way.
In fact yes, that was my case in the past. Here is what I've used back then
, when upstream used to use CVS, thus you might want to adjust that for
their SVN now. But since as I already said I'm perfectly fine with vlc and
didn't feel the need to use that anymore.
 svn co http://svn.openfmi.net/debian-addons-bg/mplayer-builder/trunk
pub 4096R/0E4BD0AB 2003-03-18 <people.fccf.net/danchev/key pgp.mit.edu>
fingerprint 1AE7 7C66 0A26 5BFF DF22 5D55 1C57 0C89 0E4B D0AB