Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H
Not even Ubuntu or Fedora use Python 3.x and they are bleeding edge. Don't expect Slackware to use it any time soon.
Mplayer2 is worthless. The devs only like to remove functionality claiming it is terrible, unmaintainable code, and add ridiculous dependencies like Python 3.x. Use regular Mplayer.
I don't know if anyone else remembers this, but they used to race 50cc motorbikes at one time. I'm in a similar business really with the ATI graphics chip on this Laptop (RS690 aka X1250 aka rs600 aka r4XX aka ... aka ... aka ... I digress). I went through the pain of updating to Slackware-14.0 for the later video & mesa, and it has helped. We have just broken through to where you can lipread conversations in time with the speech, which for my box is a breakthrough.
The README sounded good for mplayer2(better use of acceleration), and the punishment might be good for me.
Nevertheless, thanks for the review. I'll review my reasons for using it before going any further.
50cc racing was hilarious, if you had the sense of humour for it. Little rashers of guys in leather like spandex flat on (tiny) patrol tanks doing crazy speeds yet slowing to basically nothing on a little hill against the wind. Honda had a 50cc twin 4 stroke which was designed to rev to 17,000 rpm but actually held together at 22,000 rpm, and went faster; it had 17 gears. Suzuki had a similarly geared 2 stroke three cylinder 50, and Yamaha had a twin and were building a 4 or 5 cylinder when the racing guys ruled the lot out and said "max 2 cylinders and six gears under 250cc"