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Postby Zeikcied » Thu May 04, 2017 11:06

There was an old topic on this board asking why mplayer was removed from Entropy. Someone said that it was no longer managed, and wasn't even in Portage anymore. Since that post, there have been three new versions of mplayer, and it was added back to the Gentoo repositories.

I know this would probably be better suited as an entry in the bug tracker, but I kind of wanted to get some sort of opinion or answer on the board first. Why hasn't mplayer been added back yet?

I installed Anki to try and learn some Japanese, but the decks I downloaded have audio files, and Anki won't play them without mplayer installed. Even though the dependencies for Anki in Entropy have mpv listed, and I have mpv installed, it won't play audio without mplayer.

I don't know whether to file a Sabayon bug to get mplayer added back, or post on the Anki support forums asking for mpv support. I suppose I could just install mplayer via Portage, but that could just open up a whole other mess.
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Re: mplayer

Postby sabayonino » Thu May 04, 2017 11:59

Have you tried smplayer ??
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@@ Pacchetto: media-video/smplayer-16.11.0 branch: 5, []
╠          Disponibile:   versione: 16.11.0 ~ tag: NoTag ~ revisione: 0
╠          Installato:    versione: Non installato ~ tag: n/d ~ revisione: n/d
╠          Slot:          0
╠          Homepage:
╠          Descrizione:   Great Qt GUI front-end for mplayer/mpv
╠          Licenza:       BSD-2 GPL-2+

Mplayer was moved to MPV
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 @@ Pacchetto: media-video/mpv-0.22.0-r1 branch: 5, []
╠          Disponibile:   versione: 0.22.0-r1 ~ tag: NoTag ~ revisione: 1
╠          Installato:    versione: 0.22.0-r1 ~ tag: NoTag ~ revisione: 1
╠          Slot:          0
╠          Homepage:
╠          Descrizione:   Media player based on MPlayer and
╠                         mplayer2
╠          Licenza:       BSD GPL-2+ ISC

Mplayer was removed from entropy 'cause it depends from ffmpeg (Sabayon has libav as codec-suite)
MPlayer 1.3.0 is compatible with the FFmpeg 3.0.x releases and (at the time of writing) with FFmpeg git. The tarball already includes a copy of FFmpeg 3.0, so you don't need to fetch it separately.

There's recent discussion in Sabayon Mailing List about switch back to ffmpeg : ... 09436.html
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