Just an FYI about MPlayer/FFmpeg

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Aug 10 19:05:52 PDT 2007

Alexander E. Patrakov wrote these words on 08/10/07 19:14 CST:

> 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.

Though what Alex says is correct, the previous method of installation
wasn't difficult either. I mean, all you had to do was unzip the
AMR tarballs into specific directories under the libavcodec directory
in the source tarball, and add the appropriate options to the
configure command.  :-)

Nowadays, however, you can install AMR system libraries and FFMpeg
uses them if they are found. So it is easier, not that it was difficult


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