[MPlayer-users] Getting started on apple

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Sun Aug 21 14:07:56 CEST 2005

On Sunday, 21 August 2005 at 08:28, Kichigai Mentat wrote:
> On Aug 20, 2005, at 14.02, m at de-minimis.co.uk wrote:
> >
> > I think I hadn't downloaded the standard mac installation properly,  
> > or something
> > of the kind.  Not quite sure what.  Either way all is lovely and  
> > rosy now and
> > everything I've thrown at it has played.  Including one VCD that a  
> > filmmaker
> > sent me a couple of months back and that wouldn't play in Quicktime  
> > or windows
> > movie player.  Well done all of you!
> >
> > So what's the story about the codecs?  I take it that they are  
> > translating
> > machines, that the input language is mpeg or vcd or whatever, but  
> > what's the
> > output?  Do they run as a separate process?
> Well, it would seem unlikely that we OS X users will see the codec  
> package. The codecs are (as I understand it) binary codecs. I also  
> *think* (don't quote me on this) that they are proprietary codecs,  
> that is to say, codecs that were developed by the owners, not an open  

You mean patent owners. Proprietary is the opposite of open-source.

> source project. Therefore, unlike projects like libavcodec and  
> ffmpeg, we will not see them ported to other platforms and  
> architectures (such as PowerPC).

There are RealPlayer9 codecs for MacOSX on mphq download page.


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