It appears from http://people.debian.org/~mjr/mplayer.html that the
nearest there is to an "official" Debian version of mplayer is at
http://tonelli.sns.it/pub/mplayer/sarge . I am having difficulty
installing this. I do not seem to be ending up with, in particular, the
codec files referred to in mplayer-doc.
Can anyone give me or point me to precise instructions as to how to do
this? I use Aptitude to get packages.
Or should I give up with Christian Marillat's package and go with the
precise instructions given at www.princessleia.com/MPlayer.html (though
I am not on Etch)?