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OscarTalks

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Apr 2014, 14:07    Post subject:  MPlayer - GUI  

Anyone know anything about MPlayer?
I compiled the latest daily snapshot in Dpup Wheezy and also in Wary 5.5
Just experimenting really. Might upload them to my copy.com storage if anyone wants to take a look. Upgrading is not urgent since the included versions play everything I have ever needed to play. Gnome MPlayer still works as an alternative front end. To switch to the new GUI you just use Menu>Setup>Default Applications Chooser and switch your default mediaplayer to "gmplayer".
Strictly for testing only:-
http://smokey01.com/OscarTalks
or
https://copy.com/CBR8ekraYwrH

The binary is much larger than the ones in recent Puppies, not sure why. The build process downloads its own internal version of the ffmpeg source code and I think it may be statically linking all those libs so that may be part of the reason. Don't know if it is possible to use the system ffmpeg libs instead or if that would not be a good idea anyway. Any thoughts or suggestions?
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PostPosted: Wed 07 May 2014, 13:16    Post subject:  

Clicked the link.

Got this (Browser = Seamonkey 2.19 in L.A.S.S.I.E. Precise):
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OscarTalks

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PostPosted: Wed 07 May 2014, 14:14    Post subject:  

Hmm, that's not very satisfactory is it? This copy.com gives lots of storage space but it is no use if people have difficulty accessing it. I notice that the download page just looks blank in SlimBoat browser too.

Anyway, I have uploaded those two .pets to
http://smokey01.com/OscarTalks
at least for now.
They were really just experimental builds as I said. I suspect I overlooked something which could have made them smaller, but I have been testing them and they seem to work fine on all the media files I have tried. Alternative GUI skins can be downloaded from the MPlayer website and easily installed.

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PostPosted: Wed 07 May 2014, 14:22    Post subject:  

Oscar,

I was able to download them, yesterday. I guess the question I have is about the codecs being used. It looks like they have a create/modify date of 2005 where I have used mplayer versions with 2007 codecs.

I note, the 2011 "updates" read with the 2005 modify date, as well. Just curious if you have any insight to this.

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OscarTalks

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PostPosted: Wed 07 May 2014, 17:26    Post subject:  

Hi Slavvo,

I don't know why they have such an old date on them. All I can tell you is that they are not part of the build as such when you compile MPlayer. The codecs are in a package which you download separately from the website and extract into their location so that is how they were when I got them.

According to the documentation they are only used for a couple of very rare formats anyway, so really nowadays most people never need them and they are strictly optional.
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 Description   MPlayer with a different GUI skin installed
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PostPosted: Wed 07 May 2014, 17:57    Post subject:  

if anyone is interested, there is an mplayer patch floating around that I put together for using gtk1

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=633238#633238

Its not as pretty but it cuts about 10Mb of RAM usage

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PostPosted: Wed 07 May 2014, 19:22    Post subject:  

Hi @OscarTalks and thanks for the update. I hope to test soon.

Few questions
  • How do add additional skins?
  • How to change/alternate between them?
  • Should this operate without issue in Slacko57 or any of the 32bit distros?
Thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Wed 07 May 2014, 20:46    Post subject:  

You download the skin from the website at http://mplayerhq.hu and unpack it into /usr/share/mplayer/skins

Most GUI's have a button which brings up the skin browser so you can change skins, otherwise you can do it manually by going into that directory and changing the symlink named "default" to point to the skin that you want.

I haven't tested these ones in Slacko. Take precautions if you are going to do so, but often stuff that is compiled in Wary will run in lots of Puppies including Slacko. Obviously the ideal thing to do for Slacko would be to compile it in Slacko, but I don't want to get too carried away as I am not sure yet if my configure options are all as they should be. I'm just tinkering and experimenting and trying to learn all this stuff.
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 Description   MPlayer with Eliza Dushku skin and Skin Browser GUI
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