[MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH 2/2] Fix compilation with recent FFmpeg on ARM

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Tue Apr 14 09:02:31 CEST 2015

On 13.03.2015, at 23:27, Laurent <laurent.aml at gmail.com> wrote:
> By the way... is there still benefits to compile MPlayer with the internal
> FFmpeg instead of using an external one (as the later is less subject to
> configure breakage)?

Minor performance advantages due to more inlining.
Ensuring you do not build against an outdated FFmpeg.
But mostly convenience to not have to download FFmpeg, configure it correctly (especially if static linking and you want MPlayer as PIE) and get MPlayer to use the correct one.
People testing and helping improve compilation against external FFmpeg is quite welcome though.

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