[users] MPlayer

MHR mhullrich at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 11:01:32 CEST 2009

I have the most recent release of mplayer that's available on
rpmforge, at least according to yum.

However, I also have this information from the CentOS list:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Joshua Baker-LePain <jlb17 at duke.edu>
Date: Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 3:45 PM
Subject: Re: [CentOS] Can't play DVD movies on CentOS 5.3 after
following guidance on the wiki
To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>

> On Wed, 3 Jun 2009 at 1:06pm, MHR wrote
> > On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 12:53 PM, Joshua Baker-LePain <jlb17 at duke.edu> wrote:
> >>
> >> What version of mplayer are you using (and from what repo)?  The CentOS
> >> version doesn't help too much, as mplayer isn't included in any of the
> >> default repos.  And this doesn't appear to be a very recent feature
> >> (googling reveals references to it that are over a year old).
> >>
> >
> > You made me look, and I found that I was missing a couple of packages.
> > I now have:
> >
> > mplayer-fonts-1.1-3.0.rf.noarch
> > mplayerplug-in-3.55-1.el5.rf.x86_64
> > mplayer-skins-1.8-1.nodist.rf.noarch
> > mplayer-1.0-0.40.rc1try2.el5.rf.x86_64
> > mplayerplug-in-3.55-1.el5.rf.i386
> > mplayer-docs-1.0-0.40.rc1try2.el5.rf.x86_64
> >
> > These are the most recent imports from rpmforge.
> That may be, but that's actually a *very* old version of mplayer.  The most recent "release"
> of mplayer is 1.0rc2, and *that's* dated 10/7/07
> (see <http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/ChangeLog>).  Most folks run SVN
> snapshots of mplayer -- rpmfusion's package for Fedora, e.g., is a SVN snapshot from 9/3/08.
> And even that is too old for a lot of things. For my HTPC, e.g., I compiled mplayer from my
> own SVN checkout so I could use VDPAU, which only got added within the last few months.

I'm wondering what the chances are that we could get a more recent
(than 2 years old) version of mplayer on rpmforge.

Just asking.



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