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Old 02-24-2008, 08:10 PM   #16
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So how come the moderators who have written books on mplayer never help.

I guess they are not here to help at all.
 
Old 02-26-2008, 08:57 AM   #17
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I agree with andrew, svn is the way foward, if only to save bandwidth. I've used x264 now and again, it fairly easy to get up and running. I'd normally proceed as follows:

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svn co svn://svn.videolan.org/x264/trunk x264
cd x264
./configure --prefix=/usr/local --enable-shared
## personally I wouldn't use --enable-gtk, its not necessary for mplayer
make
[as root]make install
I use nasm myself, If you can use an assembler you definitely should, it will make a difference. No need to strip anything, it's all done automatically.

mplayer's configure script should detect x264 automatically. If it can't find /usr/local/include/x264.h then you have bigger problems

Now onto more interesting topics:

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Yeah, there are hundreds of instances of "Linux" people sabotaging Linux software, in particular, video and music software.

Usually, they (indirectly) work for the RIAA, MPAA, etc.
That's a pretty heavy accusation. Do you really believe that videolan, the people who bring us libdvdcss, libdca, x264 etc and other groups are being sabotaged from the inside by the powers that be? It sounds a bit silly to me. Or do you have some reliable sources?

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So how come the moderators who have written books on mplayer never help.

I guess they are not here to help at all.
No need for smartass comments. It's not going to endear you to anyone here.
 
Old 02-26-2008, 09:51 AM   #18
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How much for me to fix the "mistakes" in the faac and x264 source?
 
Old 02-28-2008, 05:22 PM   #19
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Everyone has given up on this?
 
Old 03-03-2008, 09:56 AM   #20
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I agree with andrew, svn is the way foward, if only to save bandwidth. I've used x264 now and again, it fairly easy to get up and running.
I agree that generally svn is better because it gives you very recent code. However, the x264 source is packaged daily, so....
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That's a pretty heavy accusation.
It also true. There are many people working very hard to make the code the best they can and many working very hard to make it unusable for the majority.

Take a look at the history of the NTFS kernel driver as an example.

Take a look at MingW.

Take a look at bootsplash.org

Take a look at the general state of Linux docs.

Last edited by jtshaw; 04-09-2008 at 07:28 AM.
 
Old 03-04-2008, 07:03 PM   #21
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No need for smartass comments. It's not going to endear you to anyone here.
The smartass comments came second. The ignoring of any thread I have a say in came first.
 
Old 03-08-2008, 08:31 AM   #22
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Does anyone know anything about the apparent crippling of avc and H264?
 
Old 03-22-2008, 01:58 AM   #23
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Does anyone know anything about the apparent crippling of avc and H264?
Anything at all about it would help.
 
Old 03-22-2008, 06:51 AM   #24
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thank u

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By the way, the --disable-nls does not work.

I miss-typed the command line as:

./configure --enable-shared --enable-gtkl --disable-nls

This caused GTK to be disabled, which gave me the idea that the --disable-nls option had worked.

Thus it compiled, but without GTK.

The moral is: if your version of gettext contains xgettext, then use the --enable-gtk option. Otherwise, upgrade gettext or just use

./configure --enable-shared
i have done succesful install the player
thank u....
 
Old 03-27-2008, 10:00 PM   #25
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i have done succesful install the player
thank u....
You are welcome. Do you learn anything new, that might help out others?
 
Old 03-28-2008, 05:27 AM   #26
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i have done succesful install the player
thank u....
Nice article on mplayer and apparently it works.
 
  


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