Does mplayer from multimedia overlay include mplayer-mt and ffmpeg-mt
patches, or just ffmpeg-mt?
"mplayer-mt" is mplayer with ffmpeg-mt.
Sorry for my misunderstanding. I'd like to follow the latest mplayer
with ffmpeg-mt support.
There is no latest "mplayer with ffmpeg-mt" support. There is mplayer,
ffmpeg and ffmpeg-mt. To get what most people refer to as "mplayer-mt", you
have to replace the bundled ffmeg that is included in mplayer with
Is there a way to either do that
specifically, or to follow the latest mplayer version in the
multimedia overlay? The situation is a little tricky since there is a
version in portage that is newer than the newest version in the
That's because the developer who updates the multimedia overlay didn't yet
put the ebuild there. The latest version I released (which is based on the
latest available ffmpeg-mt sources) is "1.0_rc4_p20100626":
Got it, thanks. Hopefully that shows up in the multimedia overlay
soon. It's interesting that the mplayer-uau ebuild includes a threads
USE flag in addition to the ffmpeg-mt one.
I guess it might be based on an older mplayer ebuild. Not sure. IIRC,
"threads" was a valid USE flag in older mplayer ebuilds. I'm not sure
what it was good for, but it didn't help at all to distribute decoding
load across CPUs.