[MPlayer-users] Getting started on apple

Kichigai Mentat kichigai at comcast.net
Sun Aug 21 08:09:49 CEST 2005

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On Aug 20, 2005, at 12.32, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:

> On Saturday, 20 August 2005 at 18:02, Kichigai Mentat wrote:
> [...]
>> Here's what you do:
>> 1.) Download the MPlayer Source Code
>> 2.) Open up the Terminal
>> 3.) Decompress the archive (trust me, all Safari will do is add an
>> extra .tar on the end, it's not decompressed).
>>      tar -xjvf <MPlayer File Here>
>> 4.) Go into the MPlayer Source Directory
>> Now, this is where things get interesting. If you used Fink to
>> install things such as Vorbis libraries, or Lame, then things get a
>> little more complex if you want to include them.
>> 5.) Run ./configure
>> If you used fink, then you add commands such as --with-vorbis- 
>> prefix=/
>> sw or something like that. Just run ./configure --help and look
>> through that. If you need additional help...
>> 6.) Run make
>> Hopefully, that shouldn't die on you. Unfortunately, I'm currently
>> grappling with a problem of my own in this phase, so I can't make
>> guarantees.
>> 7.) Change to root (You MUST have Root Access enabled in the Security
>> Menu under System Preferences)
>> 8.) run make install
>> 9.) Switch back to your normal account
>> 10.) Enjoy
> Which is what you do on any un*x-like OS. It might be useful to  
> highlight
> the MacOS-specific issues to be aware of, like enabling root access  
> or the
> prefix for fink packages, but the rest of the process is pretty  
> generic.
> Care to make a contribution to MPlayer docs?
No problem. Just point me in the right direction. Though I must  
admit, I don't know too much about the guts of MPlayer, or how those  
things work, but basic function under OS X I can try.
> Regards,
> R.
> -- 
> MPlayer RPMs maintainer: http://rpm.greysector.net/mplayer/
> "I am Grey. I stand between the candle and the star. We are Grey.
>  We stand between the darkness ... and the light."
>         -- Delenn in Grey Council in Babylon 5:"Babylon Squared"
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