on (un-)supported data formats (WAS: Re: [MPlayer-users] Quicktime help)

Arpi arpi at thot.banki.hu
Mon Sep 2 14:02:02 CEST 2002


> > if it prints "enable it at compile time!" it means the codec is
> > supported, but the support was not enabled/detected by ./conigure
> > (requires external dlls, libs etc to be installed).
> I think he meant "enable it at compile time" sometimes is wrong due to
> arch limitations - for example if I try to play WMA audio on my PPC, I'm
ah, ok

> told to enable it on compile-time, but win32 dlls would be useless for me
> ;)
btw as there is M$ mplayer for ppc/mac someone could look at it, mayeb it
has some dlls with some vfw-compatible interface (i doubt that m$ invented
new api for their mac version)

> I agree however that distinguishing the different cases why codec A or B
> isn't compiled in isn't easy.

and is not the job of the codec layer imho
maybe i should just remove that 'hint message' as it disturbs you...

A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team

Developer of MPlayer, the Movie Player for Linux - http://www.MPlayerHQ.hu

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