Bug#544681: mplayer: please add libmad support

Fabian Greffrath greffrath at leat.rub.de
Wed Sep 2 12:43:31 UTC 2009

Diego Biurrun schrieb:
> FFmpeg contains a fixed-point MP3 decoder that is much faster than
> libmad and already available to MPlayer without adding an unnecessary
> libmad dependency.

Anyway, we should offer the choice to use libmad and therefore I added 
libmad0-dev to the Build-Depends.

> That's why you falsely believe that you should be using libmad when
> ffmp3 is much better.  For the freerunner you should simply prefer
> ffmp3 over mp3lib.

Sorry, but I don't think so. Until now the mplayer package in neither 
Debian nor Ubuntu has been built against libmad.


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