[MPlayer-users] dvd:// and -dvd controversy

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Mon May 5 19:46:08 CEST 2003

On Mon, May 05, 2003 at 06:32:39PM +0200, Fabio Papa wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> On Monday 05 May 2003 18:28, D Richard Felker III wrote:
> > [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> >
> > On Mon, May 05, 2003 at 09:10:50AM +0200, Fabio Papa wrote:
> > > [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> > > Hi list,
> > > 	I hate to get on again on this consumed subject, but I have to
> > > because it make me feel I've got something that's not 0.90 final here.
> > > First of all, I still see 0.90-rc5 at the top of the mplayer/mencoder
> > > output and this already puzzles me a little, as I verified and the binary
> > > I'm using is the one I just compiled from 0.90 sources.
> > > The second thing is that, just like someone else, my mencoder
> > > doesn't recognize dvd:// protocol, and it does accept the -dvd option.
> > > So my question is: isn't there a little possibility that some of the
> > > mirrors still has 0.90-rc5 disguised as 0.90?
> > > Thanks, and excuse me if this is becoming boring...
> >
> > No. You really have 0.90; Arpi just forgot to change the version
> > string before making the release, so it says 0.90rc5. And you are
> > definitely using the wrong mencoder; I've been using mencoder dvd://
> > ... for a long time! Please learn how to manage your system, rm the
> > old mencoder, and stop this silly argument...
> Sorry to become silly, but I actually do know how to administer my 
> system. I don't know why I am experiencing this behaviour, but as I
> changed to cvs snapshot, I did have the expected behaviour coming.
> So you can't say I'm using an old release, since the cvs _is_ working.
> My problem is that 0.90 isn't working as expected. And I am _sure_
> I'm using the right executable. Now, this is not a problem at all, since 
> I will continue to use -dvd flawlessly, I just don't like critics to my
> skills when there's no proof of that.

Apologies, Arpi informed me that some bug in 0.90 is keeping dvd://
from working with mencoder. Very strange. AFAIK, this bug was never
present in the CVS branch. Sorry for the unjustified criticisms. :(


More information about the MPlayer-users mailing list