[MPlayer-users] Why can't I play mp3 files?

Tomi Ollila Tomi.Ollila at sonera.com
Wed Oct 31 15:09:08 CET 2001

 Nov 1 14:05:10 +1300 2001 mdew <rpbrown at xtra.co.nz> wrote:
> > > [root at khs2 MPlayer-0.50]# ./mplayer a.mp3 -v
> > 
> > The command line should have been; # mpg123 a.mp3
> actually i thought the same, i havent tried using mplayer as a mp3
> player yet, but consider most DivX's have an audio mp3 stream... why
> shouldnt mplayer play a seperate stream? 

Because you haven't patched mplayer to do so -- and even you, me, or
someone else had done so, the outcome is probably such a mess that
it won't be included... It would just eat too much resources of the
project maintainers...


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