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Mplayer 1.0 RC2

July 03, 2007 by Mark Dodel

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

KO Myung-Hun has released Mplayer 1.0 RC1 on hobbes. This program is the OS/2 port of MPlayer. MPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems (see the documentation). It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI,
YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs. You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5 and even WMV movies.. Supports DIVE/WarpOverlay!, DART.

Requires kLIBC v0.6.3 ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0_6_3-csd3.wpi

Hobbes:
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/incoming/mplayer-dev-svn-r23698-os2-3.3.5.zip

Changelog:

MPlayer (1.0) rc2

DOCS:
* console messages and XML documentation converted to UTF-8
* Russian documentation translation finished
* Russian man page translation finished
* Chinese man page updated
* Chinese documentation translation started
* Documented get/set/step properties in DOCS/tech/slave.txt

Decoders:
* Intel Music Coder audio decoding via lavc
* Fraps v2/v4 video decoding via lavc
* Video game codecs: 4XM audio, Electronic Arts ADPCM audio, Delphine CIN audio and video, Interplay DPCM audio, Sierra VMD video, Tiertex SEQ video, Westwood IMA ADPCM audio, XAN wc3 video, Id CIN video, Interplay video, XAN ADPCM audio, Westwood SND1 audio, Feeble Files DXA video, THP audio and video, Renderware TeXture Dictionary video via lavc
* libmpeg2 updated to 0.4.1
* fixed resolution switching with libmpeg2
* handle resolution switching for Real codecs
* ffmpeg video decoder handles aspect ratio changes
* amr now handled via libamr wrapper (http://www.penguin.cz/~utx/amr)
* SIMD optimizations for mp3lib under AMD64

Demuxers:
* implemented switch_video and switch_program consistently with switch_audio (default keys are "_" and TAB, respectively). For the time being program switching is only available in TS streams handled by demux_ts.c (not lavf), while video switching is also handled by demux_lavf.c and
demux_avi.c.
* audio and video switching for AVI demuxer (video switching untested)
* GIF demuxer improvements, should work with all GIFs now
* support for VC1 in MPEG-TS and MPEG-PS files (bd,hd)-dvd
* support for EVO demuxing
* support -noidx with -demuxer lavf
* support for channel navigation with PVR input

Streaming:
* authentication for Real RTSP streams
* near-precise seeking in dvd:// and dvdnav:// (this last one requires libdvdnav from mphq)
* speed selection when playing dvd:// streams, to make drive quieter
* support SVQ3 and H.264 in X-QT over RTSP,
now RTSP Apple keynotes are playable
* smil playlist over Real RTSP
* support H.263-2000 over RTSP
* fix AAC-LATM over RTSP
* support AMR over RTSP
* support H.264 over RTSP
* "device" and "adevice" suboptions now works for *BSD BT848 tv driver too
* dvdnav:// now depends on mplayer's fork of libdvdnav

FFmpeg/libavcodec:
* Intel Music coder audio decoder
* Fraps v2/v4 video decoder
* H.264 decoding speedup
* Native NUT demuxer updated to spec
* NUT muxing and demuxing support via libnut
* WMA encoder
* fix MJPEGB on big-endian systems
* lowres support for some H.264 files

libmpeg2:
* iWMMXt-accelerated DCT and motion compensation for ARM processors

Filters:
* obsolete fame filter removed
* vf_geq speed-ups
* vf_yadif green frame fixed

MEncoder:
* write to output streams (currently only file:// and smb://)
* support -ffourcc with -of lavf

Ports:
* further Intel Mac fixes

Drivers:
* ALSA audio output now sets the non-audio bit for AC3 passthrough even
if the user-specified default device name tries to clear it
* fixed internal vidix in Solaris/x86, also auto-enabled
* rework of internal vidix API which is now a fully static library
with built-in drivers
* VIDIX now also supports ATI R350 (Radeon 9600) to R520 (Radeon X1900)

Others:
* monitorpixelaspect=1 is now default. Set monitoraspect=4/3 to get the old behaviour (if you have non-square pixels).
* libdvdcss updated to Subversion HEAD, now same as upstream version
* libmpdvdkit split into libdvdread and libdvdcss
* obsolete Xvid 3 support removed
* long-deprecated -vop option removed
* video stream switching
* dvdnav:// honour -alang and -slang
* support for doubleclick as input event
* -really-quiet works fully now
* select libavformat demuxer (-lavfdopts format=)
* internal minilzo removed in favor of FFmpeg implementation, use liblzo2 for encoding
* change GUI dependency from libpng to libavcodec

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