Calling mplayer users
spmirowski at shaw.ca
Fri Dec 22 22:11:14 UTC 2006
> From: Anne Wilson <cannewilson at tiscali.co.uk>
> Feeling fed-up with xine being broken since the updates, and not really having
> time to bother fixing it at the moment I decided to try mplayer. I use xine
> mainly for checking my home-made recordings, so the tools I most need are the
> ability to step through the chapters and take a snapshot of the title screen
> for use on the case. I can't manage to do either of these on mplayer, and
> wonder whether it is the app or my ineptitude.
> Stepping through seems to take me just 10 seconds along the time-line - rather
> slow for a long production. I have 5-minute-ish chapters made, and want to
> jump along them. I can't find any snapshot tool, and using ksnapshot seems
> to result in either a blank blue screen or a jig-saw series of part-screens,
> overwriting previously saved unrelated pngs. I've never seen behaviour like
> this before. Outside of mplayer ksnapshot behaves perfectly.
> I guess I'll have to fix xine tomorrow - but is mplayer really so lame?
I use mplayer is good as a web plugin, however I am often having
problems with it if I use it for much else.
I compile and make xine lib and ui myself, thus I don't have to worry
about rpm problems. I highly recommend building it oneself. I will use
the rpms from the repos if a FC distro is brand new and lib or ui
doesn't compile on it. Currently 1.1.2 and 1.1.3 and 0.99.4 compile
just fine on FC6.
OT: I was using Totem-xine from livna, but the xine-lib was giving me
problems, so I yum installed Totem-xine (resolves lib), then rpm -e the
libs after and it uses the libs I compiled.
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