MPlayer mp4 problem fixed on Debian Lenny.
Using Debian Lenny 5 backport up-to-date. 2.6.30-bpo.1-amd64 .
MPlayer would not play *.mp4 files satisfactorily. They paused every third of a second or so, then ran on, paused then ran on; both sound and vision. Sort of stuttered. This also happened with the browser mplayer plugin.
Slightly elaborate fix:
Uninstall mplayer, apt-get remove mplayer
Then get hold of the latest mplayer: svn checkout svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/mplayer/trunk mplayer
Install libasound2-dev to give alsa.
Then install # apt-get install libxv-dev.
# apt-get install libvdpau-dev
Then compile mplayer, this is for Debian, in the mplayer directory created by svn; subversion needs to have been installed:
# DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS="--enable-runtime-cpudetection" debian/rules
No idea if --enable..... is a good idea - the thing is just a method of giving options to .configure, e.g. --prefix=/home/fergie
Then install the *.deb file that has been created in the home directory usually.
Err, that's it.
Last edited by lugoteehalt; 06-10-2010 at 09:50 PM.
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