[MPlayer-users] Documentation bug re win32 codecs

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Thu Sep 2 12:24:24 CEST 2004

On Thursday, 02 September 2004 at 06:09, Mr Allwyn Fernandes wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just grabbed MPlayer 1.0pre5, and was trying to install it from
> source on
> linux. I stumbled across a minor documentation bug trying to install the
> Win32 codecs. (I've figured it out, so there's no need for help with
> it, but
> any feedback is welcome. I'm not subscribed though - please cc me on any
> replies.)
> I've googled the mailing list archive, and not found any reference to
> it, so I
> thought I'd let you know about it.
> This page (installation instructions)
> http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/install.html#id2835163
> tells me to
> "install them to /usr/local/lib/codecs BEFORE compiling MPlayer", so I
> download the appropriate tar.bz2 and untar it in the appropriate place.
> Then, when I run "configure --help", i get told only
> "  --with-win32libdir=DIR   W*ndows DLL files in DIR"
> and not told where the default directory is. I assume it's as stated
> above and
> leave the option out.
> When I then run "configure --prefix=/usr/mplayer/1.0pre5"

Why do you use such strange non-standard paths?

>   Failed to find a Win32 codecs directory! (default:
>   /usr/local/lib/codecs/)
>   Create it and copy the DLL files there! You can download the codecs
>   from our
>   homepage at http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/
> So I get to this stage and I am wondering what's going on... Somewhat
> surprisingly, "configure --prefix=/usr/mplayer/1.0pre5
> --with-win32libdir=/usr/local/lib/codecs" seems to work - win32
> codecs are
> listed as enabled!
> It turns out that the configure script, line 5003 looks for win32
> codecs in
> "$_libdir/codecs" "$_libdir/win32" /usr/local/lib/win32 /usr/lib/win32,
> and not in /usr/local/lib/codecs as advertised.

You're right. How about creating a patch and sending it to mplayer-dev-eng?


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