[MPlayer-users] When do I *have to* update MPlayer?

Henry defsyn at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 23:16:13 CET 2011

> Hello,
> I'm running a MPlayer version from 2010-12-18. This is the version, wich is
> currently "up-to-date" on Slackware Linux:
> Slackware. Slackware is more of a linux version for those who want to do
most of the work
themselves. It's kind of a bare bones linux.

If you're not a bare bones type of guy who likes to figure things out on
his own,  then go with another version.

> When do I *have to* update my MPlayer? I'm using MPlayer inside my browser!
> Whenever the desire to be secure overcomes your desire to use Mplayer with
a security hole would
be a good time.

Follow the instructions on the home page to download the source using
subversion. And then run configure.
Configure will use the git program to clone the ffmpeg repository. If you
need further instructions on what
libraries you need to use, what development files are necessary, etc. Then
I would suggest you use Ubuntu
or something similar that is easier for the end user to keep up to date
with the current versions of mplayer.

If you aren't the adventurous type or the type that wants to live on the
cutting edge, then I would not suggest using
Slackware. Personally, I like Slackware. But then again I learned how to
use Linux on an m68k Mac.

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