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Support the latest Real Player formats in MPlayer (CLI)
Authored by: aramis on Oct 08, '04 02:08:47PM

Nifty! Thanks for the tip. I'd tried playing around w/ mplayer's libs before, but they handn't got the thing to open dylib files yet last time I tried.

For what it's worth, the mplayer file I got from SourceForge was lastbinary260804.zip. They have a bunch of not-so-clearly named files there. That one works and is from August 26, 2004. At least two of the others (which I mistakenly tried first) didn't work.

Another small trick I found is that copying the bundles over isn't necessary. Symlinks work fine. That should save a little bit of disk, and it likely means mplayer will use newer codecs if you upgrade RealPlayer.

Here's what I did:

sudo bash
mkdir -p /usr/local/lib/mplayer
cd /usr/local/lib/mplayer
for f in /Applications/RealPlayer.app/Contents/Frameworks/HXClientKit.framework/HelixPlugins/Codecs/* ; do ln -s "$f" . ; done

(That last line from 'for f...' all the way to 'done' is really one line, but it'll probably wrap on screen.)

Then just run the new mplayer binary, and all's well.

Thanks again!



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Support the latest Real Player formats in MPlayer (CLI)
Authored by: bluehz on Oct 08, '04 05:36:08PM

Great tip on the symlinks! Had not even thought of that.



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