"make clean" will delete what "make" configuration the source directory already has. You might want to delete your "user" configuration too ( probably /etc/mplayer.conf).
There is no problem about installing from source without having totally removed the old one, if make uninstall wasn't made, it is hard to totally wipe it anyways. You next "make install" will overwrite the old version anyways.
Last edited by Half_Elf; 07-06-2005 at 08:36 PM.