Just an FYI about MPlayer/FFmpeg

Craig Jackson craigmjackson at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 11:36:32 PDT 2007

On 8/10/07, Randy McMurchy <randy at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:

> MPlayer compiled with internal FFMpeg:
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 rml install 8713884 Aug 10 12:30 MPlayer-1.0rc1-orig/mplayer
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 rml install 8395438 Aug 10 12:30 MPlayer-1.0rc1-orig/mencoder
> And compiled using system-installed FFmpeg (CVS-20070606)
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 rml install 3827374 Aug 10 12:36 MPlayer-1.0rc1/mplayer
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 rml install 3515693 Aug 10 12:36 MPlayer-1.0rc1/mencoder

I've always wondered if this affects the codecs at all.  As far as I
can tell, the only benefit to a system-installed FFMpeg is having the
ability to have thumbnail previews in Gnome, KDE, etc.  If my goal is
to simply provide a media player (Mplayer) with the correct set of
codecs, then using the MPlayer internal FFMpeg should suffuce,


Craig Jackson

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