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danco
2005-08-29, 01:07
I find the issue with AlienBBC and mplayer on the Mac very weird.

First, there are issues with getting versions of mplayer and the cook
codec that work together - some do, some don't.

Then it seems that when I do have mplayer working from the terminal,
with some versions AlienBBC works and with some it doesn't. I can't
see why, unless I ought to quite SlimServer between tries, which I
have done sometimes but not always.

I sometimes feel in the mood to experiment, but at other times it
just feels like a waste of energy given that I have a setup that
works fine for me.

I'm wondering if it is practical for the AlienBBC site to hold copies
of mplayer and the cook codec for downloading, or does it get you
into licensing issues. Given the whole range of versions available,
to have one place where there is a guaranteed working version would
be useful.
--
Daniel Cohen

Neil Sleightholm
2005-08-29, 06:37
As you point out licensing issues are the problem with doing this. I don't mind adding links to the correct files but I haven't seen a definitive list yet and not owning a Mac I can't experiment.

Neil

danco
2005-08-29, 10:56
On 29/8/05 at 06:37 -0700, Neil Sleightholm wrote
>As you point out licensing issues are the problem with doing this. I
>don't mind adding links to the correct files but I haven't seen a
>definitive list yet and not owning a Mac I can't experiment.
>

And the versions that I have got working aren't the most current,
which is why I wondered about hosting them.

So far when trying recent versions I seem to have mplayer working but
AlienBBC not liking mplayer. I don't feel like more checking to find
out why, though perhaps I will do something when I have more time and
energy.
--
Daniel Cohen