[MPlayer-users] ffmpeg<->mplayer question

Arpi arpi at thot.banki.hu
Tue Jan 22 19:40:02 CET 2002


> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> This might sound like a stupid question, but I'm just trying to get some understanding to the differences.
>  The docs say not to simply 'symlink' the ffmpeg/libavcodec tree into the libavcodec dir of mplayer/main.
>  This is where my understanding of the issue needs help.  Why is a link insufficient, if it still
> has the same files in the folder?  
> Thanks, I know this sounds stupid and makes me look like a luser, but hey, we all gotta learn somehow.

as '..' in a dir points to the real parent dir, instead of fake parent(s) has it
linked. and libavcodec has includes like "../config.h", so unless you really
copy it, you'll get ffmpeg's config.h instead of mplayer's one.

A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team

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