Re: [SLUG] playing videos oddity

From: Sick Twist (
Date: Thu Apr 13 2006 - 07:51:45 EDT

>From: Bob Stia <>
>Subject: Re: [SLUG] playing videos oddity
>Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 01:33:50 -0400
>Hmmmmmm......Thanks for your observations. Here we go again. Not sure I
>to keep two versions of mplayer. They have to catch up on 64 bit, don't
>they???? Wonder if I can submit a bug report to mplayer somehow? It's not
>only this, it is Flash also in any of the 64 bit web-browsers. I keep a 32
>bit version of Opera for that reason. You can install 32 bit versions of
>about anything, but then what is the point of having a 64 bit system? Very
>Bob S.

The problem is with proprietary software and formats, not mplayer. The
proprietary codecs are 32 bit only so mplayer can only use them running in
32 bit mode. Problems such as this will continue to plague us as long as we
keep depending on closed technology. The same goes for Flash.


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