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Re: movie viewer

On Wed, Aug 21, 2002 at 12:10:56PM -0500, Alex Malinovich wrote:
> On Sun, 2002-08-18 at 17:32, Carl Fink wrote:
> > I like aviplay (avifile-player).  Debs for mplayer and other
> > video-related stuff at
> > 
> > 	#Unofficial package for transcode
> > 	deb http://marillat.free.fr/ stable main
> I've been using mplayer for close to a year now and I've been very
> impressed with it. While the debs are available I'd strongly suggest
> compiling from source to a) comply with the wishes of the developers and
> b) get better performance by compiling specifically for your
> architecture.

The MPlayer developers have now changed what they say about this:

  Binary distribution of MPlayer
  This was the second big problem but has been solved as of version
  0.90-pre1. MPlayer previously contained source from the OpenDivX
  project, which disallows binary redistribution. This code has been
  removed and you are now welcome to create binary packages as you see
  Another impediment to binary redistribution was compiletime
  optimizations for CPU architecture. MPlayer now supports runtime CPU
  detection (specify the --enable-runtime-cpudetection option when
  compiling). It is disabled by default because it implies a small speed
  sacrifice, it is now possible to create binaries that run on different
  members of the Intel CPU family.



Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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