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I cannot find a good DVD player (with a provided DVD decoder) for my Windows XP Desktop to play movies. I have compiled Xine from source successfully on a Linux machine, along with the necessary libs. Is it possible to compile binaries for a Windows machine under a Linux development environment? If true, how? My goal is to compile the Xine binaries for Windows.
Yes, i know that some software were ported by volunteer work...but I would like to know how to compile source (under linux) for another OS with or without the same arch. Sometimes when compiling source, the configure script would say something like "Cross compiling ... no" as its checking the build environment before creating the files for the "make; make check; make install" command. Or does this mean I don't know what cross compiling means?
Besides, how come Mplayer doesn't display the menus in DVDs? (i.e. How do I access the special features of a DVD movie in Mplayer?)
hmm... the documentation mentioned dvdnav, but I don't mind the missing menus, just as long as I can watch movies.
I've been using MPlayer for a while on my WinXp PC, but I've noticed that it 'core dumps' a couple of times on playing certain commercial DVDs. However, if I use SMPlayer (it uses its own compiled MPlayer), it can play most of the DVDs that the MPlayer (the version downloaded from the main site for Windows) could not. Does anyone one know why? I've looked at the command line options that are passed to MPlayer in SMPlayer, but it doesn't help.
P.S. How come DVD players (the kind you buy at the store and connect to the TV) can play some damaged DVDs better than the PCs?