[MPlayer-users] Feature suggestion/bug fix

André Dahlqvist andre.dahlqvist at telia.com
Thu Oct 25 13:55:23 CEST 2001

Hi guys,

Below is a suggestion for a bug fix/feature that would be nice. Please
don't take it as an attack on anyone, or as if I'm forcing anyone of you
to care about it or fix it:-) It's just a suggestion, and I might look into
fixing it myself if I can.

When I configure mplayer with --disable-win32 --disable-dshow it would
be nice if mplayer by default (without having to use -vc or specifying
it in the config file) didn't try to use this codec when some other
codec that I do have compiled in works. It should only fail if the file
I am trying to play needs the codec that I don't have compiled in. This
seams to be the way video out device works: if I don't have xv compiled
in mplayer automatically uses some other device.

For an example, I compiled mplayer with --disable-win32 and
--disable-dshow and when I try to play a file without giving any command
line switches this happens:

MPlayer CVS-011025-13:30(C) 2000-2001 Arpad Gereoffy (see DOCS!)

Support for win32 codecs disabled, or unavailable on non-x86 platforms!
FATAL: Couldn't initialize video codec :(
*** free_stream() called ***

The file plays fine if I then specify -vc ffdivx on the command line.
Since there's a perfectly fine workaround for this it isn't of high
priority, but it "would be nice".

André Dahlqvist <andre.dahlqvist at telia.com>

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