Bug#544681: mplayer: please add libmad support

Diego Biurrun diego at biurrun.de
Wed Sep 2 12:58:06 UTC 2009

On Wed, Sep 02, 2009 at 02:43:31PM +0200, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> 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.

Sorry, but this is nonsense.  There is an insane amount of dependencies
that you can add for no practical gain.

> >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.

It was built against libmad in the past until I convinced Reinhard
Tartler to drop the useless dependency.  Now you have put it back.  Way
to go...


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