[MPlayer-DOCS] Improvement to README for 64 bit essentials

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Wed Oct 22 22:57:29 CEST 2008

On Wednesday, 22 October 2008 at 22:26, Wolfgang Knauf wrote:
> I will try to make my point clearer:
> The 32 bit essentials package contains the full set of files (e.g. 
> "drvc.so"), while the 64 bit contains only those libraries, which are 
> compiled in 64 bit (again "drvc.so" and a few others). So, it seems that 
> on a 64 bit machine, you have to first extract the 32 bit binaries, and 
> replace SOME files with the 64 bit versions.

And that's where you are confused. 32bit DLLs are useless with a 64bit
mplayer binary, so there's no point in having them in that case. Just
get the correct archive for your OS/CPU and all will be fine.

> I was silly enough not to see the 64 bit plugins, and compiled a 32 bit 
> mplayer to playback a Real video. Afterwards, Reimar pointed me to the 
> 64 bit plugins. I think a hint in the README would have prevented me 
> from being so blind ;-)

Hopefully it is clear now.

> PS: Hope I did not top-post again (I just reply in Thunderbird)

You did.


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