[MPlayer-users] mplayer on amd 64

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de
Mon Sep 12 17:23:03 CEST 2005

On Mon, Sep 12, 2005 at 05:04:50PM +0200, Antonio wrote:
> I was thinking to call mplayer via chroot with a little bash script to

dchroot I found quite useful (so much I compiled it for gentoo *g*)

> use under X. Can this configuraton work with gl2 video output? Is
> there any performance issue, apart from the ram needed for the 32bit
> libraries? I ask this because chroot seems to me a bit magic... I
> haven't used it apart for some system maintenance.

Well, you need some way to give those programs access to everything they
E.g. I put the following into fstab:
/tmp		/debian/tmp	none	bind 0 0
/proc		/debian/proc	none	bind 0 0
/sys		/debian/sys	none	bind 0 0
/dev/pts	/debian/dev/pts	none	bind 0 0

nVidias OpenGL also works, you must only install the same version of the
driver in the 32bit system as in the 64bit system.
Unfortunately getting the installer to work might be a bit difficult (I
just booted into the 32bit system to install them).

Reimar Döffinger

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