[Mplayer-users] Porting MPlayer to the Alpha platform

Christoph H. Lampert gruel at gmx.de
Thu Apr 26 23:32:03 CEST 2001

Am Donnerstag, 26. April 2001 23:17 schrieben Sie:
> Hi,
> I'm interested in trying to get mplayer to run on my Alpha 21164. But
> before I start, I would like to ask if there's any chance for
> that. Will the C-code codecs be able to play a significant amount of
> videos or are the DLLs really needed? 

I don't know of _any_ important codec which would be Open Source, except 
OpenDivX when this is finally used/usable, which it isn't at the moment. 
So Mplayer would possibly be restricted to MPEG1,2 (mpeg2dec works) then. 
Which is better than nothing... but not much better. 

> Would it be easy to conditionalize DLL support? 
It will be easy to completely throw out DLL support, I guess... 

> Also, are there significant parts with
> only assembler and no equivalent C code? And would you be interested
> in patches to support other architectures than i386?

I would be interested in a version for SUN Solaris, but see above: It would 
only be able to support MPG. Alpha might have another problem: sizeof(int). 
I don't think that mplayer is prepared for 64bit... 
A plattform independent version of MPlayer might anyhow be a good idea. Who 
knows, what's next and 64bit Intel/AMD is not too far away. 


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