[MPlayer-dev-eng] [RFC] Release news entry and download page changes

Andy Furniss andyqos at ukfsn.org
Fri Jun 8 14:03:10 CEST 2012

Thomas Orgis wrote:
> Am Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:59:57 +0100
> schrieb Andy Furniss <andyqos at ukfsn.org>:
>> Reimar Döffinger wrote:
>>> Also the internal mp3lib copy is no
>>> +longer used by default, also because the codebase has often show issues with the
>>> +newest compilers. However it is still selectable at runtime by default.
>>> +If you do not actually need it consider disabling it at compile time with --disable-mp3lib.
>> Doesn't read too well.
>> Is the issue with new compilers at run time or a build fail?
> AFAIK, it was build failure. Is there a specific reason that you would
> rather rely on the mp3lib fork of mpg123 code (some time ago, it was)
> instead of the libmpg123 binding that replaces it? Also, there is the
> mp3 decoder in ffmpeg. So, MPlayer doesn't loose functionality here,
> just code that needed extra maintenance.

Sorry for any confusion, I should have replied to Alexander.

My question was to do with his request for a native English speaker to 
look over the wording.

Anyway given you answer, here's how I would word it.

The internal mp3lib copy is no longer used by default, but it is still 
built by default. This may cause build issues with the newest compilers. 
If you do not actually need it, consider disabling it at compile time 
with --disable-mp3lib.

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