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

Diego Biurrun diego at biurrun.de
Thu Oct 23 01:00:28 CEST 2008

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 10:26:26PM +0200, Wolfgang Knauf wrote:
> Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 09:04:09AM +0200, Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> >> On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 12:11:52AM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> >>> On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 10:19:13PM +0200, Wolfgang Knauf wrote:
> >>>> I suggest an improvement to the file "README", section "STEP1: 
> >>>> Installing Binary Codecs".
> >>>> Add something like this:
> >>>> "For 64 bit linux: first place the 32 bit essentials in the binary codes 
> >>>> directory, then replace the 32 bit libraries with the 64 bit versions 
> >>>> from the 64 bit essentials package."
> >>>>
> >>> I cannot make heads or tails of your explanation.
> 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.

No, we made those packages the way they are for a reason.  They contain
all the necessary parts, nothing else needed.

> 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 ;-)

Please let me know if the new README is clearer.

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

You failed.  Next time please read Google's first hit on the
subject, then you don't have to make wrong assumptions.


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