Just an FYI about MPlayer/FFmpeg

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Fri Aug 10 17:14:36 PDT 2007


Craig Jackson wrote:
> 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.

Also the ability to use AMR audio codecs, because they can be easily 
added to the system FFMpeg, and it is not that easy to add them to the 
copy of FFMpeg bundled with MPlayer. This is important if you want to 
play *.3gp video files created by cellular phones.

-- 
Alexander E. Patrakov



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