Package Details: mplayer-vaapi 36265-18

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Package Base: mplayer-vaapi
Description: A movie player, compiled with vaapi support
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Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: mplayer
Provides: mplayer=36265
Submitter: foutrelis
Maintainer: jkl
Last Packager: jkl
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.001551
First Submitted: 2015-04-02 12:39
Last Updated: 2015-12-05 00:36

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notsiska commented on 2017-11-11 01:08

Building libavcodec/libilbc components fails against current version of the library, use --disable-libilbc if you don't need it.

jkl commented on 2016-08-23 18:29

I unflagged the package since I don't know of any updates to the patch. If someone wants to point me in some direction, let me know.

iegubkin commented on 2015-12-04 23:31

To successfully build mplayer-vaapi "ffmpeg-libvpxenc-remove-some-unused-ctrl-id-mappings.patch" needs to be added. See my comment of 2015-11-16 or that of vugri 2015-11-23 for the patch. Hope this helps.

jkl commented on 2015-12-04 23:19

This was flagged out of date, does anyone want to indicate where updated sources reside?

vugri commented on 2015-11-23 00:32

patch ok ffmpeg libavcodec/libvpxenc;a=commitdiff_plain;h=6540fe04a3f9a11ba7084a49b3ee5fa2fc5b32ab

iegubkin commented on 2015-11-16 16:38

Looks like the upgrade of libvpx (upgraded as a dependency of ffmpeg) to libvpx-1.5.0 has broken mplayer-vaapi. When starting, mplayer throws the error:

mplayer: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

When trying to recompile it fails with a bunch of errors, the last including:

libavcodec/libvpxenc.c:98:6: error: array index in initializer not of integer type
libavcodec/libvpxenc.c:98:6: note: (near initialization for 'ctlidstr')
common.mak:48: recipe for target 'libavcodec/libvpxenc.o' failed
make[1]: *** [libavcodec/libvpxenc.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
In file included from libavcodec/libvpxdec.c:32:0:
libavcodec/avcodec.h:4512:5: warning: "AV_HAVE_INCOMPATIBLE_LIBAV_ABI" is not defined [-Wundef]
make[1]: Leaving directory '/tmp/makepkg/mplayer-vaapi/src/mplayer-vaapi-36265/ffmpeg'
Makefile:774: recipe for target 'ffmpeg/libavcodec/libavcodec.a' failed
make: *** [ffmpeg/libavcodec/libavcodec.a] Error 2
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().

EDIT: As a temporary workaround, libvpx (VP8/VP9 Codec) can be disabled by adding "--disable-libvpx-lavc" to the PKGBUILD.

EDIT 2: Could the following patch help building against libvpx-1.5.0?

guiodic commented on 2015-11-15 21:45

there is a build error

libavcodec/x86/mathops.h:71:5: warning: "HAVE_I686" is not defined [-Wundef]
#if HAVE_I686
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/guido/Scaricati/mplayer-vaapi/src/mplayer-vaapi-36265/ffmpeg'
Makefile:774: set di istruzioni per l'obiettivo "ffmpeg/libavcodec/libavcodec.a" non riuscito
make: *** [ffmpeg/libavcodec/libavcodec.a] Errore 2
==> ERRORE: Si è verificato un errore in build().

Tomek commented on 2015-05-14 19:18

Unfortunately mpv cannot play all stuff mplayer(-vaapi) can!
I have been using mplayer-vaapi for years for watching SAT-TV over my LAN (video streaming from my sat receiver. The mplayer is able to play all channels my receiver provides.
I tried yesterday to use mvp instead of mplayer and I found several channels mpv could not play. Unfortunately vlc seems to have similar limitations like mpv.
So it's really a pity mplayer-vaapi is going to disappear ;-)

foutrelis commented on 2015-04-14 11:55

@iegubkin: smplayer >= can be used with mpv and the latter supports VAAPI; in the general options you set "mpv" as the executable and then in the advanced settings you add the "--hwdec=auto" option to be passed to mpv.

Also see the wiki page:

I don't know why mplayer hasn't added VAAPI support yet (there were discussions in the past); mplayer-vaapi hasn't been developed since mid–2013.

iegubkin commented on 2015-04-13 00:16

@foutrelis "I feel that this package is no longer needed and I've personally switched to using mpv with smplayer for VAAPI support."

I don't understand your use of "smplayer for VAAPI support." Isn't smplayer a front-end for mplayer? I thought the standard mplayer package (currently 37379-1) doesn't support vaapi. Isn't smplayer using mplayer 37379-1 for its backend? If you're not using mplayer-vaapi anymore how can you have "smplayer for VAAPI support"? Are you using libvdpau-va-gl?

Do you happen to know why mplayer hasn't officially adopted vaapi support? Also do you know if mplayer-vaapi ( is still being developed (I noticed yesterday, for exapmple, that its build doesn't support VP9 yet)? Thanks for your past work on mplayer-vaapi. It was appreciated.