[MPlayer-dev-eng] [RFC] rc2 at the beginning of October
dalias at aerifal.cx
Tue Sep 18 19:21:22 CEST 2007
On Tue, Sep 18, 2007 at 12:52:42PM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 16, 2007 at 04:16:00AM +0200, Attila Kinali wrote:
> > On Sat, 15 Sep 2007 12:18:10 +0200
> > Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> wrote:
> > > > I agree, but the old mga_vid detection code which got
> > > > removed by Diego and Ivan should be put back before that.
> > >
> > > Why? Checking for the existence of device files is fundamentally
> > > broken. IMO the hardware-specific vo drivers should be enabled by
> > > default, MPlayer will fall back on the more general but slower ones
> > I agree with Ivan that only a few people have Matrox graphic
> > cards, so it does not make sense to enable them by default.
> > They should rather be autodetected. Either by using lspci
> > output, trying to find /dev/mga_vid* or any combination thereof.
> The disadvantage of this autodetection is that you have to recompile
> MPlayer after you have set up mga_vid...
I agree, this is a major disadvantage. These drivers are tiny and will
not cause any ill effects if left to fallback at runtime. There's no
reason to disable them, either automatically or manually, at
compiletime unless MPlayer is being built for an embedded system or
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