[MPlayer-dev-eng] What 're native Win32 DLLs doing in mplayer?
bugfood-ml at fatooh.org
Thu Nov 20 21:24:24 CET 2003
Kyryll A Mirnenko wrote:
> Can smbdy explain me what does mplayer do with native Win32 DLLs?
> I've just found FreeBSD-4 mplayer package & was surprised see when in
There are several video and audio formats for which a free codec does
not yet exist. So, in order to play such files mplayer loads the Win32
DLLs (using code base on WINE, as far as I know).
In cases where a free codec is developed, the capability for loading the
DLL remains, for testing and comparison purposes, as in "ffmpeg svq3 has
a problem playing this file, but the Quicktime DLL handles it ok" or
"hey, look how much faster the open-source codec is compared to the
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