[MPlayer-users] Adding amr support

John Brown johnbrown105 at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 4 17:21:58 CET 2008

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 03/02/2008, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski  wrote:
>> On Sunday, 03 February 2008 at 20:58, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>>> Can I add amr support to an existing mplayer installation?
>> No, you have to recompile.
>>> I have
>>> mplayer on Ubuntu and I need to play amr audio files from a Nokia
>>> phone. Is there a library (preferably deb format) that I can install
>>> so that mplayer will play these files?
>> There is a library. I don't know if it is available in .deb format.
>> It might not be, because such build would be non-redistributable
>> due to restrictive licence of the reference AMR decoder sources
>> used in that library. So, until someone writes a free AMR decoder,
>> you're stuck with compiling what's available on your own.
>> Regards,
>> R.
> Thank you Dominik. Is this the required package:
> http://svn.mplayerhq.hu/soc/amr/ ? What must I install from that page?
> Then, how does one go about compiling? 

See the section "AMR codecs" in the MPlayer HTML documentation.
If you install the libraries successfully, MPlayer's configure script
will detect them automatically.
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